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Health Policy
April 4, 2019

AMDA is hosting a webinar, Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM): An Opportunity for PALTC Clinician, on Thursday, April 18, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 PM ET. As always, this webinar is free to members.

This session will discuss the details of PDPM, which will take effect on October 1, 2019, and impact the way skilled nursing facilities are reimbursed for the first time in 20 years. In addition to focusing on the regulatory details of the new model, this webinar will provide guidance to post-acute and long-term care clinicians on how they can become an integral resource to their facilities....

Health Policy
April 4, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced new Medicare Part D opioid safety policies to reduce prescription opioid misuse while preserving medically necessary access to these medications. It’s important to note that these new policies are not “one size fits all,” and are deliberately tailored to address distinct populations of Medicare Part D prescription opioid users. These interventions do not apply to residents of long-term care facilities; beneficiaries in hospice, palliative, or end-of-life care; and beneficiaries being treated for active cancer-related pain....

Health Policy
March 28, 2019

On October 1, the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is replacing Resource Utilization Group, Version IV for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has resources to help you prepare.

The Society has scheduled a webinar for Thursday, April 18, on this important topic: Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM): An Opportunity for PALTC Clinicians. Go here for additional details.

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Health Policy
March 28, 2019

On Tuesday, April 2, the House Education & Labor Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions will hold a hearing, Examining Surprise Billing: Protecting Patients from Financial Pain. Surprise billing has become an issue Congress is trying to tackle this session and legislation is being introduced to help address it, especially for those in the post-acute and long-term care setting.

Reps. Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to fix an arbitrary Medicare policy that excludes...

IMPROVING OUTCOMES OF UTI TOOL KIT Implementing antibiotic stewardship programs in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) settings is a major priority. This can be a daunting challenge, since many health care providers are uncertain where to start...
Resolution and Position Statements
AMDA- THE SOCIETY FOR POST-ACUTE AND LONG-TERM CARE MEDICINE RESOLUTION I 17 SUBJECT: National Pressure ulcer advisory panel recommendation for pressure ulcer nomenclature change INTRODUCED BY: missouri association for long term care PRACTITIONERS...
Resolution and Position Statements
AMDA- THE SOCIETY FOR POST-ACUTE AND LONG-TERM CARE MEDICINE RESOLUTION G17 SUBJECT: Response to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain INTRODUCED BY: Missouri Association of Long Term Care...