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Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution D99 Becomes Policy March 1999 AMDA resolves to contact HCFA to open a dialog with its representatives and other interested parties on the issue of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other life prolonging measures in long term care...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution E99 Becomes Policy March 1999 AMDA resolves to encourage HCFA to support the following objectives under the PPS; physician visits should be based on medical necessity; and all physician visits required by federal or state laws or...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution I99 Becomes Policy March 1999 AMDA resolves to recognize the significance of end-of-life care planning. And, that all residents in nursing facilities should have access to appropriate end-of-life care. The expected outcomes are respect...
Resolution and Position Statements
Statement A00 Becomes Policy August 1999 Background Provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA '87) specifically require nursing facilities to have registered nurse coverage for at least 8 hours per day and 24-hour licensed...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution G00 Becomes Policy March 2000 The American Medical Directors Association resolves to oppose any physician involvement in assisted suicide or active euthanasia of any person regardless of age.
Resolution and Position Statements
Policy I-00 Becomes Policy March 2000 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA should develop model clinical guidelines for the prevention, ongoing monitoring, and management of dehydration and fecal impaction; and be it further RESOLVED, that AMDA...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution H00 Becomes Policy March 2000 AMDA resolves to open immediate dialogue with HCFA to urge elimination of statistical quotas by fiscal intermediaries as a means of determining medical necessity for physician visits in the long term care...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution B01 Becomes Policy March 2001 AMDA resolves to work to ensure that the Medicare Relative Value Update Committee will include as a permanent member a physician who practices the specialty of long-term care and geriatric medicine.
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution D01 Becomes Policy March 2001 AMDA will seek to clarify the appropriate use of QI (quality indicators) in terminally ill residents residing in long-term care facilities, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that AMDA will also participate with...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution E01 Becomes Policy March 2001 AMDA resolves to open dialogue with HCFA and third party carriers to promote coverage of standing laboratory tests for which there is a medical necessity, and be it further RESOLVED, that AMDA work with HCFA...