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(White Paper M02, Becomes Policy March 2002) Introduction Some 130,000 pages of federal regulations govern nursing facilities in the United States, more than the accumulated regulations for the nuclear power industry. Each attempt to clarify, expand...
Resolution D92 Becomes Policy March 1992 AMDA resolves that a "medically necessary" visit to a Medicare/Medicaid resident in a nursing facility be defined as a visit subsequent to the following circumstances or resident conditions: There is a change...
Resolution L93 Becomes Policy December 1993 AMDA resolves that the American Medical Association recommend that the Secretary, in conjunction with health care professionals and skilled care providers, define a subset of patients (or DRGs) for whom...
Resolution B94 Becomes Policy June 1994 RESOLVED: It is the position of the Missouri Association of Long Term Care Physicians that HCFA's requirement for certification of Medicare SNF and Medicaid beds be changed so that a certain number of beds...
Resolution G95 Becomes Policy October 1995 AMDA resolves that the American Medical Association advocate for uniform state based requirements that both Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing facilities retain only licensed physicians as nursing home...
Resolution D99 Becomes Policy March 1999 AMDA resolves to contact HCFA to open a dialog with its representatives and other interested parties on the issue of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other life prolonging measures in long term care...
Resolution E99 Becomes Policy March 1999 AMDA resolves to encourage HCFA to support the following objectives under the PPS; physician visits should be based on medical necessity; and all physician visits required by federal or state laws or...
Resolution G99 Becomes Policy March 1999 AMDA resolves that surveyors should have at least one year actual work experience in long term care before being allowed to participate as a surveyor; and be it further RESOLVED, that surveyors be instructed...
Resolution C02 Becomes Policy March 2002 AMDA resolves to strongly urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to work with vaccine manufacturers in order to develop a mechanism for the...
Statement H02 Becomes Policy March 2002 Summary The primary focus of this statement is to: Expand upon AMDA's 2000 position on minimum staffing standards in nursing homes (AMDA House of Delegates Resolution A00); Affirm the value of direct...