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November 25, 2015

We live and work in the realm of evidence-based medicine. There is more research, randomized controlled trials (RCTs), meta-analyses, systematic reviews, guidelines, and position statements than anyone can possibly read. But geriatricians know, better than most, that the existing evidence is often inappropriate, inaccurate, and inapposite....

November 25, 2015

“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of thing.”Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527)

November 24, 2015

Informal caregivers of patients with a cognitive impairment may face exhaustion while taking care of their relatives, and are themselves at higher risk of disease. The objective was to assess the relationship between patients' comorbidities evaluated with the Charlson index, and the caregiver burden, independently of health disorders related to...

November 24, 2015

To identify distinct sets of disability trajectories in the year before and after a Medicare qualifying skilled nursing facility (Q-SNF) admission, evaluate the associations between the pre–and post–Q-SNF disability trajectories, and determine short-term outcomes (readmission, mortality).

November 20, 2015

The elderly (aged ≥65 years) population with type 2 diabetes (T2D) is growing substantially, but evidence for associations between the use of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4is), novel incretin-based antidiabetic drugs, and clinical hard endpoints in this group remains inconclusive. We aimed to assess the safety and cardiovascular...

November 20, 2015

As home care utilization increases, information technology (IT) becomes a critical tool for providing quality home care. However, most home health agencies (HHAs) in the United States are in a position to adopt and leverage IT solutions in budget-constrained settings, where it is crucial to address important and pressing challenges and...

November 20, 2015

Currently, most rehabilitation services for individuals who sustain a hip fracture are not designed to meet the complex needs of those who also have cognitive impairment. The goal of this review was to identify current best practices for rehabilitation in long-term care settings and approaches to optimize outcomes among individuals with...

November 20, 2015

This week AMDA, submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on their Request for Information (RFI) regarding the implementation of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and Merit-Based Incentive Programs (MIPS) under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

AMDA noted that “if properly...

November 20, 2015

his week the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HoD) met to deliberate a number of policies at the 2015 Interim Meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia. During the meeting, attended by AMDA Delegate Eric Tangalos, MD, CMD, Alternate Delegate Rajeev Kumar, MD, CMD, and Director of Public Policy and Advocacy Alex Bardakh, MPP, the...

November 20, 2015

The Office of Inspector General for Health and Human Services (OIG) recently issued its 2016 Work Plan, which sets the agenda for its auditing and investigation in the year ahead. The broad mandate of the OIG is to eliminate fraud, waste and abuse. The work plan describes more than 100 initiatives, 43 of which are new, for the upcoming year....