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April 25, 2018

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Traditional advance directives like the living will, and power of attorney express patient choices In general terms for their medical care. More recent directives such as Physician order...

April 20, 2018

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Spotlight: Meet First NP to Serve on Society Board: Alice Bonner

It seems only fitting that Alice Bonner, PhD, APRN, GNP, Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs in Massachusetts, is the first nurse practitioner (NP) to serve on the...

April 19, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting the 2018 Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures Study, as outlined in the Quality Payment Program Year 2 final rule (CMS 5522- FC).

CMS is conducting this study to:

  • Examine clinical workflows and data collection methods using different submission systems;
  • Understand the challenges clinicians face when collecting and reporting quality data; and
  • Make future recommendations for changes that will attempt to eliminate clinician burden, improve quality data collection and
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April 19, 2018

This week, AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine joined with the American Medical Association and over 40 national medical specialty societies in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) quality measure reporting period from calendar year (365 days) to a minimum of 90 consecutive days due to “lack of timely and direct notification by CMS on whether a physician is considered MIPS eligible, as well as a severe delay by CMS in updating the Quality Payment Program (QPP) interactive website...

April 13, 2018

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Spotlight: Meet Society Secretary Dr. Kumar

Rajeev Kumar, MD, FACP, CMD, was recently elected Society Secretary at the 2018 Annual Conference. Dr. Kumar has made the most of his volunteer activities with the Society, working to help his patients...

April 6, 2018

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Spotlight: Society VP is Full Steam Ahead for his Professional Passion

 

David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, was elected 2018-2019 Society Vice President at the 2018 Annual Conference. Dr. Nace is an Associate Professor of Medicine...

March 30, 2018

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Spotlight: Meet the Society's New President

"The Society is becoming the soft place to land for those who work in PA/LTC. We have always been welcoming, and it's the reason I got involved with the Society. This is an...

March 9, 2018

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Spotlight: Taking Charge of the Future: House of Delegates to Address Key Issues

Many Society members look forward to Saturday afternoon at the Annual Conference—not because the meeting is winding down but because the House of Delegates (HoD)...

April 17, 2018

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It seems only fitting that Alice Bonner, PhD, APRN, GNP, Associate Professor at Northeastern University, is the first nurse practitioner (NP) to...

April 12, 2018

National Health Care Decisions Day educates the public and providers about the importance of Advance Care Planning (ACP). Did you know that ACP services can be billed to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule? The Society’s Guide to Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Coding, Reimbursement, and Documentation has information on ACP billing and coding.

Also, be sure to check the Society’s new Advance...