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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...

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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 ‘...

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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 (PA/LTC) facilities to strengthen their employee immunization programs to protect employees and patients. The Society has updated its guidance on...