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May 19, 2017

Due to extenuating circumstances, the reporting deadline for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Fiscal Year 2018 payment determination has been extended from May 15, 2017, to June 1, 2017.

The MDS assessment data for October-December (Q4) of calendar year 2016 are due with this submission deadline.


May 19, 2017

Monday, May 22 from 1 to 2 pm ET

Visit the event webpage to register.

Join the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for an overview webinar on the participation criteria used to determine inclusion in the Merit-based Incentive...

May 19, 2017

The Society is once again a strategic partner for the upcoming 13th Annual Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Health IT Summit being held in Baltimore, MD, June 26-27. The Summit focuses on key health information technology (HIT) issues facing clinicians and PA/LTC...

May 18, 2017

Thursday, June 15 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET

To register or for more information, visit MLN Connects® Event Registration.

During this call, learn about appropriate assessment and evaluation for the accurate diagnosis of schizophrenia and other mental disorders. Also, find out...

May 16, 2017

Primary care practitioners need simple algorithms to identify older adults at higher risks of falling. Classification and regression tree (CaRT) analyses are useful tools for identification of clinical predictors of falls.

May 16, 2017

Over the last decade, there has been increasing awareness that oropharyngeal dysphagia should be recognized as a geriatric syndrome.1 In this issue of the Journal, we include a review on dysphagia2 and an article relating dysphagia to sarcopenia.3 The recognition of the relationship of dysphagia to sarcopenia highlights the fact that loss of...

May 16, 2017

Response inhibition, an important executive function, has been identified as a risk factor for falls in older people. This study investigated whether step tests that include different levels of response inhibition differ in their ability to predict falls and whether such associations are mediated by measures of attention, speed, and/or balance...

May 12, 2017

Unsure of your participation status in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? Clinicians can now use an interactive tool on the...