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Confused about all the recent changes to physician payment reform? Let AMDA health policy experts provide you with all the information you need to succeed in the new payment reform environment. The Forum covers the details of the recently passed...
January 27, 2015
AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) has recommended sub-topics within three of the four previously identified areas of focus for the upcoming White House Conference on Aging
April 14, 2015
Promises of “decadent” hot baths on demand, putting greens and gurgling waterfalls to calm the mind: These luxurious touches rarely conjure images of a stay in a nursing home.
April 15, 2015
The U.S. Senate last night voted to repeal permanently the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula under which physicians have been reimbursed for care they provide through Medicare. The formula has been in place since 1997.
April 24, 2015
The notion that a hospital remains the safest place for old patients dies hard. Many families still believe their aging relatives belong in a hospital when they’re ailing. But 20-plus years of research have documented the risks of hospitalization...
June 10, 2015
U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced legislation today designed to give people with serious illness the freedom to make more informed choices about their care, and the power to have those choices honored.
July 8, 2015
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) strongly approves the move: “Post-acute and long-term care practitioners provide quality and thoughtful care and family members and friends of very ill patients will receive greater peace...
July 9, 2015
Long-term care organizations are applauding a proposal released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that would reimburse healthcare practitioners for discussing advance care planning with patients.
August 5, 2015
A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposal to reimburse practitioners for discussing advance care planning drew praise of long-term care medical directors in July.
October 5, 2015
E-prescribing technology automatically evaluates prescriptions for potential drug interactions, further promoting patient safety while making the process more efficient, says Naushira Pandya, MD, president of the board of directors for AMDA — the...