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Weekly Roundup
January 25, 2019

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Award-winning actor and educator Megan Cole is “genuinely excited” about the opportunity to present the Anne-Marie Filkin Lecture on Sunday, March 10, at the Society’s 2019 annual conference in Atlanta, GA. “Literature teaches us eternal truths in...

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February 15, 2019

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Many cities claim to have something for everyone, but Atlanta delivers on that promise. Society members coming to the city for next month’s annual conference will find something just right for them.

“We are thrilled to have our colleagues from...

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February 8, 2019

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As chair of the Annual Conference Program Planning Subcommittee, Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD, is always talking and listening to Society members about what issues and kinds of education they want and need. For instance, the AMDA/CDC/SHEA Infection...

Spotlight
March 14, 2019

 


Hi everyone. My name is Arif Nazir. I’m the chief medical officer for Signature HealthCARE and president of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

How did you first become involved with the Society?

I first got involved with the Society when I started my position as a faculty member at...

Health Policy
March 14, 2019

During this call on Tuesday, March 19, from 1:30-3 PM ET, you’ll learn about the recently released CMS Data Element Library (DEL), a database of post-acute care patient assessment content mapped to nationally accepted health IT standards to support interoperable health information exchange between providers and with patients. A question and answer session follows the presentation, including an opportunity to provide feedback on the DEL. Topics include:

  • The patient story: Use cases for health information exchange

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Health Policy
March 14, 2019

On March 11, the president released to Congress his budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The budget request proposes significant reductions to Medicare and Medicaid over 10 years.  The president’s budget is non-binding.  Congress will now develop the budget and pass the measure for fiscal year 2020. 

Medicare

Medicare spending would be reduced under this budget by $845 billion over 10 years.  Significant provisions include proposed changes to the physician fee schedule and post-acute payments.

The budget establishes a...

Health Policy
March 14, 2019

Reps. Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to fix an arbitrary Medicare policy that excludes coverage of skilled nursing care for certain patients, resulting in exorbitant and unexpected out-of-pocket costs. The Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2019 (H.R. 1682 & S. 753) would ensure Medicare covers doctor-recommended post-acute care by counting the time spent under “observation status” toward the requisite three-day hospital stay for coverage of skilled nursing care....

NEW Teaching Slides! COPD Management in the PALTC Setting Teaching for the IDT The IDT Teaching Slides provides a quick reference to the recognition, assessment, treatment, and monitoring of COPD, with information adapted from the GOLD 2019...
Navigating PA/LTC
February 13, 2019

Executive Director Chris Laxton discusses the society’s opioid policies.

 

 

The Society's opioid policies

Pain Management Task Force draft report

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Spotlight
January 8, 2019

The opening keynote address at the Society’s annual conference sets the tone for the meeting. It is fitting that this year’s program in Atlanta, GA, starts with a session that features Society leaders sharing research from the past year that is likely to have the greatest impact on the future. During “The Year in Review,” your colleagues who live daily with the research and understand how it translates into practice will offer their exclusive insights. “This is a very exciting session. We’ll talk about some of the most important studies from the past year and make it practical,” says Milta...