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May 31, 2017

Lack of engagement in sufficient weekly physical activity (PA) is a major risk factor for morbidity and premature mortality.1 Estimates from 2012 indicated that not meeting PA public health recommendations is responsible for more than 5 million deaths globally each year.2 Furthermore, insufficient PA was estimated to account for more than 11%...

May 31, 2017

There is an increased demand for nursing homes (NHs) in middle-income countries such as Brazil. To monitor the quality of NHs, there is a need for reliable instruments to assess the extent to which the care provided meets the expectations and rights of residents and their families.

May 31, 2017

To compare outcomes and costs for patients with orthogeriatric conditions in a home-based integrated care program versus conventional hospital-based care.

May 27, 2017

Paratonia, a distinctive form of hypertonia in patients with dementia, causes loss of functional mobility in early stage dementia to severe contractures and pain in the late stages. The pathogenesis of paratonia is not well understood. Patients in early stage dementia with diabetes mellitus showed a significantly higher risk for the development...

May 26, 2017

This week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017 (H.R. 1628), which was passed by the House of Representatives. The...

May 26, 2017

This week the President released his full budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which begins October 1, 2017. The President’s budget starts the budget process now Congress will develop the full budget and pass measures for the fiscal...

May 26, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a series of webinars about the Quality Payment Program. The webinars are generally held the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 2:00 p.m. ET.

On June 7, CMS will address Improvement Activities. This webinar will be presented by Angela Foster. Ms. Foster is the...

May 26, 2017

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May 25, 2017

The objectives of this study were to estimate trends in the prevalence of infections in nursing home (NH) residents using 2006-2013 Minimum Data Set (MDS) data, estimate the number of all infections in 2013, and evaluate differences in trends between MDS versions 2.0 and 3.0.