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April 14, 2017

The passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) created new ways for Medicare to pay physicians for the care they provide and created the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). The PTAC makes comments and recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services...

April 14, 2017

“It Always Seems Too Early, until It’s Too Late." National Healthcare Decisions Day raises awareness about the importance of Advance Care Planning (ACP). Did you know that ACP services can be billed to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule?

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April 14, 2017

A new Quality Payment Program (QPP) in 2017: Pick Your Pace Web-Based Training course is available through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Learning Management System. Learn:

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April 13, 2017

The provision of institutional long-term care for older people varies across Europe reflecting different models of health care delivery. Care for dying residents requires integration of palliative care into current care work, but little is known internationally of the different ways in which palliative care is being implemented in the care home...

April 13, 2017

Oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) is a condition recognized by the World Health Organization and defined as the difficulty or inability to move a bolus safely and effectively from the oral cavity to the esophagus, and can include aspirations, choking, and residue. OD is pandemic among different phenotypes of older people, affecting between 27% and...

April 13, 2017

In the Japanese Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) system, a community-based program for oral health and nutrition (OHN program) has been implemented with the aim of reducing incident disability and care costs. However, the effectiveness of this program has not been confirmed epidemiologically. The purpose of the present study was to test the...

April 13, 2017

To determine the risk associated with mortality among nursing home residents within 6 months following an evacuation because of man-made or natural disasters.

April 11, 2017

It is clear that each trend of kyphosis with increased age and the ability to eat firm foods with the back teeth (chewing ability) has a strong influence on both the physical and mental condition of older people. Thus, this study aimed to examine whether the combination of kyphosis and chewing disorders was associated with mortality or the need...

April 11, 2017

Chronic inflammation provides the substrate for various mechanisms involved in osteoporotic fracture. The Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII) could shed light on the effect of the inflammatory potential of the diet on osteoporotic hip fracture.