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Health Policy
May 18, 2018

You can now log in to the CMS Quality Payment Program website to check your group’s 2018 eligibility for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS):

  • Log in to the feature using your Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) credentials
  • Browse to the taxpayer identification number affiliated with your group
  • Click into a details screen to see the eligibility status of every clinician based on their national provider identifier
  • Find out whether they need to participate during the 2018 performance
  • ...
Health Policy
May 18, 2018

This week, the House Ways & Means Committee approved seven bipartisan pieces of legislation focused on reducing opioid abuse in Medicare. The package would expand coverage for medication-assisted treatment, promote non-opioid therapies for pain management and require Part D plans to have drug management programs for beneficiaries at risk of opioid addiction.

The bills now move to the House floor, joining 25 opioid-related bills approved by the House Energy & Commerce (E&C) Committee last week. The E&C committee is scheduled to reconvene for another markup of an...

Weekly Roundup
May 11, 2018

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Spotlight: Patient Pattern Rises to Top of Shark Tank

Steven Buslovich, MD, MSHCPM, is not just a geriatrician. He says, some call him a “born geriatrician.” So it’s only fitting that someone so passionate about his work would develop innovative technology to improve quality of care for frail...

Podcasts
May 2, 2018

This podcast features a roundtable discussion with University of Maryland Nurse Practitoner Doctoral candidates: Nadia Khan, MPH, BSN, RN, Lauren Meekins, RN, and Venessa Ohakam, NP.

Template for an Antibiotic Stewardship Policy for PALTC Settings

  1. Daneman, et. al., “Variability in antibiotic use across nursing homes and the risk of antibiotic-related adverse outcomes for individual residents”, JAMA Int Med, 2015
  2. “Nursing homes need improved antibiotic stewardship”, News from
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Podcasts
May 12, 2018

In this podcast, Kamal Wagle, MD, MPH, CMD; Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD, and John Derr, RPh discuss deprescribing, patient cost, the 'prescription cascade', and the complexities of controlling prescriptions thru the spectrum of patient care.

  1. Papanicolas, et. al., “Health care spending in the United States and other high-income countries”, Special Communication, JAMA, 2018
  2. Ezekiel Emanuel, “The real cost of the US health care system”, Editorial, JAMA, 2018
  3. Monane, et.
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Health Policy
May 10, 2018

This week, the House Energy & Commerce Committee passed 25 opioid related pieces of legislation to the floor of the House of Representatives. This was just the first of two mark-up hearings the committee will have on whether to send more than 50 opioid bills to the floor in total.

One of the bills that passed this week included H.R. 3528, The Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act. The bill would require e-prescribing for coverage of prescription drugs that are controlled substance under Medicare Part D. When the bill was initially brought to the committee it did not...

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May 10, 2018

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Steven Buslovich, MD, MSHCPM, is not just a geriatrician. Some, he says, call him a “born geriatrician.” So it’s only fitting that someone so passionate about his work would develop...

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May 8, 2018

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Spotlight: From Stressful to Successful: Webinar Promotes Win-Win Care Planning Talks

An upcoming Society webinar, set

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DR. JAGGARD DISCUSSES ADVANCE CARE PLANNING ADVANCE CARE PLANNING (ACP) SERIES A valuable tool in assisting patients and their families in navigating the decisions required for advance care planning in the long-term care, assisted living and other...