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June 29, 2017
Many nursing home residents have a fairly pain-free experience until the end of life, but at least a third suffer persistent, significant pain during their last six months, according to a new study from the University of Manitoba, University of...
June 28, 2017
Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump and the Republicans will ever deliver on their promises to repeal and...
June 28, 2017
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (formerly AMDA) said in a statement Monday the “Medicaid provisions of this bill will be detrimental to millions of older adults.” “As an organization representing post-acute and long-term care...
June 27, 2017
Most individuals admitted to nursing homes have high levels of care needs—because of conditions such as dementia and stroke—that cannot be met cost-effectively elsewhere, such as in the community. According to a Canadian study in the July issue of...
June 27, 2017
Most newly admitted nursing home residents could not be safely and cost-effectively diverted to home- and community-based services (HCBS) because many of them have health issues, such as dementia and stroke, that require high levels of care,...
June 26, 2017
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine strongly opposes the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA of 2017). The Society believes this legislation does not address and only worsens concerns we expressed in response to the...
June 19, 2017
The American Medical Association will lobby the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow continuing care retirement communities to initiate investment models of accountable care organizations if its board of trustees approves a...
June 15, 2017
The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named Christopher E. Laxton, CAE, Executive Director of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, to the Board of Examiners for the 2017 Malcolm...
June 12, 2017
“These amendments will open up a lot more transparency for residents who choose to sign these agreements,” Susan Levy, former president at the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, which represents nursing home physicians, told...
June 12, 2017
Cheryl Phillips, MD, is leaving her position as senior vice president for public policy and health services at LeadingAge to become president and CEO of the SNP Alliance, a national nonprofit organization with members including special needs managed...