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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

  • ...
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 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 PALTC
February 13, 2019

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



The Society's opioid policies

Pain Management Task Force draft report

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...

Resolution and Position Statements
.single { text-indent: 3em; } .double { text-indent: 5em; } AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has two primary policies related to opioids in nursing homes: 1. Provide access to opioids when indicated to relieve suffering...
Navigating PALTC
December 4, 2018


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In early March, Society President Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, will head to Atlanta, GA, for the 2019 annual conference. She would happily make the trip even without the title, and it all goes back to the vivid memories of her first conference over 15...

November 26, 2018

Post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities increasingly are seeing patients with opioid addiction and other substance use disorders. Some are older adults—more like the traditional PALTC patients--and some are younger patients with various clinical needs and comorbidities. Yet, all share a need for focused care and efforts to get them on the road to recovery.

At the Society’s Meet the Experts breakfast, scheduled for March 9, 2019, during the annual conference in Atlanta, Michael Fingerhood, MD, will...

Navigating PALTC
October 24, 2018


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