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JAMDA
November 17, 2015
To investigate whether the use of antihypertensive and statin medication in very old adults is associated with the level of motor performance.
JAMDA
November 14, 2015
Montessori-based activities are becoming a popular approach for the care of older adults living with dementia. The aim of this study was to systematically assess the quality of the research examining the benefits of Montessori-based activities for...
Policy Snapshot
November 13, 2015
The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 requires the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to develop a prototype prospective payment system (PPS) spanning the post-acute care (PAC) settings, using the...
Policy Snapshot
November 13, 2015
On October 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule with comment for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. To keep you informed of changes to the programs and how to...
Policy Snapshot
November 13, 2015
In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will apply a negative payment adjustment to individual eligible professionals (EPs), Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) practice sites, and group practices participating in the Physician...
JAMDA
November 12, 2015
Impaired arousal is associated with negative outcomes in intensive care units, but studies in acute medical wards are scanty. The study aim was to evaluate the association between impaired arousal, as measured using an ultrabrief screen, and risk of...
JAMDA
November 11, 2015
Gait pattern disorders could be explained by a deterioration of the lower limb muscles. It is known that an impaired gait is an important predictor of falls in older populations; thus, the loss of muscle quality and power could underlie the...
Policy Snapshot
November 7, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final rules late last week detailing how the agency will pay for services provided to beneficiaries in Medicare by physicians and other health care professionals in 2016 "CMS is pleased...
Policy Snapshot
November 6, 2015
This week, the Republican party elected Paul Ryan (R-WI) as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives. Representative Ryan previously served as the Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee which has jurisdiction over Medicare...
Policy Snapshot
November 6, 2015
Section 6106 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires facilities to electronically submit direct care staffing information (including agency and contract staff) based on payroll and other auditable data. The data, when combined with census...