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October 24, 2018

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Two of the Society’s most prestigious honors pay tribute to pioneers and visionaries William Dodd, MD, CMD, and James Pattee, MD, CMD. While these names are synonymous with the Society, there are also powerful, inspiring stories behind them that show why these awards are so coveted by our members.

“Billy Dodd was...

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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...

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...

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...

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine encourages post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities to strengthen their employee immunization programs to protect employees and patients. The Society has updated its guidance on...
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August 29, 2018

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While the recent wildfires struck a part of California hundreds of miles away from his home and facility, they reminded Timothy Gieseke, MD, CMD, of a time not long ago when a similar disaster threatened his community of Santa Rosa, CA. Looking back, he learned much...

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August 15, 2018

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Anemia is a common problem in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) that often gets ignored or dismissed. T.S. Dharmarajan, MD, MACP, AGSF, wants to change that. “Anemia isn’t an illness, rather an indicator of an underlying disorder. It is a common problem that will not get better on its own. If you identify anemia, more...