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October 15, 2018

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Jeffrey Levine, MD, CMD, has spent years studying wounds. He has worked in a wide array of environments from outpatient wound care clinics, hospitals...

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October 5, 2018

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“It was exciting to see that people recognize the importance of post-acute and long-term care [PA/LTC]. Increasingly, they understand our world and the impact of it in the continuum of care,” says Society President Cari Levy, MD,...

Health Policy
October 4, 2018

After months of hearings and debate, the House and the Senate reached agreement this week on legislation to address the opioid epidemic.  The House passed the legislation by a vote of 393 to 8 and the Senate by a vote of 99 to 1. The Senate then agreed to the House amendments and final passage by a vote of 98 to 1. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law. 

The legislation, the “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act” (H.R. 6), touches on almost every aspect of the unrelenting epidemic that is affecting communities across the nation, including numerous...

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September 28, 2018

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Sitting at her desk, Teresa C. McCarthy, MD, MS, CMD, a new member of the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM), can’t help but think about James Pattee, MD, CMD, the “father” of the Certified Medical Director (CMD) designation and the Core Curriculum on Medical Direction. “He looked...

Health Policy
September 27, 2018

This week a group of bipartisan leaders from committees in both the House and Senate announced an agreement on sweeping legislation to combat the opioid crisis. In June, the House passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act by a vote of 396-14. On September 17, the Senate passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 by a vote of 99-1. This bipartisan, bicameral agreement will allow final legislation to move swiftly through both chambers of Congress and to the president’s desk.

This legislation sends help to communities fighting on the front lines of the crisis and...

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September 14, 2018

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As with many Society members, a love of post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) medicine runs deep for Andrea Moser, MD, MSc, CMD, a newly appointed American Board for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) board member. She says, “I was fortunate enough to have family members who lived well into their ‘...

Clinical Alerts
September 7, 2018

FDA updates warnings for fluoroquinolone antibiotics on risks of mental health and low blood sugar adverse reactions at https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm612995.htm

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Recently Strengthened its Black Box Warning About Fluoroquinolone Use

 Appropriate fluoroquinolone prescribing is important for patient safety. A recent...

Health Policy
September 6, 2018

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement

Tuesday, September 18 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET

Register  for Medicare Learning Network events.

During this call, gain insight on opioid use in the post-acute and long-term care setting. Also, learn...

Health Policy
September 6, 2018

This week, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (E&C) Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled “Examining Efforts to Ensure Quality of Care and Resident Safety in Nursing Homes.” The purpose of the hearing was to explore the roles of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) relating to the management and safety of nursing facilities.

Witnesses for the hearing included Kate Goodrich, MD, Director at the Center for Clinical Standards and...