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Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution F96 Becomes Policy March 1996 AMDA resolves to work with HCFA to clearly display, on Durable Medical Equipment (DME) forms requiring physician signature for approval, the charge of the equipment being dispensed; and AND BE IT FURTHER...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution K96 Becomes Policy March 1996 AMDA resolves to recommend that Nursing Home Medical Directors be selected based on their qualifications, training, and experience and not their ability to refer patients.
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution D97 Becomes Policy February 1997 The American Medical Directors Association recommends that each nursing facility should have available an ethics mechanism to assist medical directors, attending physicians, residents, families and...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution H97 Becomes Policy February 1997 AMDA resolves to actively support the responsibility of the LTC physician to decline, when appropriate, adjunctive treatments and services in the facility without recrimination.
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution L97 Becomes Policy September 1998 AMDA resolves that managed care organizations covering patient stays in long term care facilities, including subacute care admissions, should coordinate with the facility access for their patients to...
Resolution and Position Statements
Position Statement P97 Becomes Policy February 1997 Background Care at the end of life is an important issue to members of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA). As primary care physicians, we help patients and their families cope with...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution A98 Becomes Policy March 1998 AMDA resolves to work to promulgate clinical practice guidelines for pain control in long term care; and through the AMDA Foundation support education and research in pain management in long term care...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution B98 Becomes Policy March 1998 RESOLVED: That AMDA recommend a quality of care standard for those who provide medical services and consultation to residents of skilled and intermediate long term care facilities, to provide legible copies...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution E98 Becomes Policy March 1998 Ethical issues are part of everyday life in long term care settings. They include respecting individual rights and privacy in an institutional setting, issues of autonomy in states of dependency, informed...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution H98-L Becomes Policy March 1998 AMDA resolves to bring this resolution to the American Medical Association's 1998 annual meeting. AMDA resolves to work with the Office of the Inspector General to better understand medication use in...