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Weight has emerged as a principal screening and monitoring indicator in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) because it is easy to measure and the measurement is reasonably accurate and reproducible, noninvasive, acceptable to most patients, and...
In the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) setting a primary goal of identifying acute change of conditions (ACOC) is to enable staff to evaluate and manage a patient at the facility and avoid the transfer to a hospital or emergency room. To...
The American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) offers Certified Medical Director (CMD) duplicate certificates (8 ½” X 11” certificate is suitable for framing). Proudly display your CMD accomplishment in your facilities to let...
White Paper
Introduction As a group, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) older adults are members of a minority and historically disadvantaged sector of society. Most have spent the majority of their lives hiding sexual orientation and gender identity...
White Paper
Introduction In 2011, the AMDA Public Policy Committee formed the Corporate Practice of Medicine (CPOM) Workgroup. The CPOM Workgroup was charged with a) reviewing and evaluating the concept of the CPOM Doctrine, b) investigating current state...
White Paper
(White Paper M02, Becomes Policy March 2002) Introduction Some 130,000 pages of federal regulations govern nursing facilities in the United States, more than the accumulated regulations for the nuclear power industry. Each attempt to clarify, expand...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution D92 Becomes Policy March 1992 AMDA resolves that a "medically necessary" visit to a Medicare/Medicaid resident in a nursing facility be defined as a visit subsequent to the following circumstances or resident conditions: There is a change...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution L93 Becomes Policy December 1993 AMDA resolves that the American Medical Association recommend that the Secretary, in conjunction with health care professionals and skilled care providers, define a subset of patients (or DRGs) for whom...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution A94 Becomes Policy June 1994 RESOLVED: The American Medical Directors Association encourages the Health Care Financing Administration to recognize that the cognitive services of the medical director can reduce drug expenditures, fraud,...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution D94 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA work with the Drug Enforcement Administration to amend the Code of Federal Regulations to allow for pharmacy service providers to use medication orders from the patient’s chart in a place of an...