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September 26, 2019

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When David Smith, MD, CMD, received the 2019 William Dodd Founder’s Award at the Society’s annual conference in Atlanta, GA, earlier this year, it was a “career-capping event.” Afterwards, Society members—newcomers and veterans alike—approached him with congratulations....

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September 19, 2019

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When the Society’s Board of Directors headed to Washington, DC, for Hill Day on September 5, a photo of the group captured the event perfectly. The smiling team exuded enthusiasm, energy, and confidence.

When Society President Arif Nazir, MD, FACP, CMD,...

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September 5, 2019

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Earlier this summer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule that would significantly revise the regulation regarding Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs and the facility-based Quality Assurance and...

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August 29, 2019

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Assisting living (AL) is a true force in senior care, but it looks very different from the social model it started as 30-some years ago. Today, there are nearly 29,000 AL facilities in the country, with over half of their residents aged 85 or older. Most AL facilities...

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August 21, 2019

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It is essential for practitioners to familiarize themselves with the 2017 Guidelines for the...

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August 15, 2019

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Delirium takes its toll, costing the health care system billions of dollars each year; and the condition is associated with increased morbidity, functional decline, nursing time, and caregiver burden, as well as higher hospital costs and longer lengths of...

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July 30, 2019

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Anyone who has met Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD, or had the opportunity to see him speak very likely has laughed as well as learned. That unique ability to simultaneously educate, enlighten, and entertain is part of the reason he was named the Society’s 2019 Medical...

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July 24, 2019

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For years, there have been discussions about the role of advanced practice providers (APPs) in health care, including post-acute and long-term care (PALTC). While there is consensus that these practitioners—including nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs),...

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July 9, 2019

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“Sustainability is the ‘magic sauce’ in quality improvement,” said David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, head of one of two clinician teams named as the Society’s 2019 Choosing Wisely® Champions. Dr. Nace utilized Choosing Wisely...

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July 3, 2019

As of July 1, 2019, the 2020 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Self-Nomination Period for Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) and Qualified Registries is now open. Qualified Registries and QCDRs are Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-approved vendors that collect clinical data on behalf of clinicians for data submission. Please note that eligible clinicians wishing to report for the 2020 MIPS performance period via the Qualified Registry or QCDR reporting mechanism do NOT need to self-nominate. Only entities wishing to participate (and who meet the...