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July 31, 2018

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Members who share their time and talents with the Society have a powerful impact on others, even if they don’t realize it. Just ask Eric Hasemeier, DO, MBA, CMD, the Society’s 2018 Medical Director of the Year.

When Dr. Hasemeier went through the Core Curriculum on Medical Direction program several years ago, J....

A team of nationally recognized long-term care researchers from Brown University, Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH, CMD, and Vincent Mor, PhD, are undertaking a large-scale quality improvement study to evaluate the impact of the annual influenza vaccine...
Health Policy
July 26, 2018

Here are a few upcoming webinars on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS):

·MIPS Improvement Activities Performance Category Year 2 Overview

Wednesday, August 1, 1-2 pm ET

Topics include category requirements, scoring details, and data submission mechanisms.

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Health Policy
July 26, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided notifications to facilities that were determined to be out of compliance with Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) requirements for CY 2017. This will impact your FY 2019 Annual Payment Update. Non-compliance notifications were mailed by Medicare Administrative Contractors and placed into QIES CASPER folders on July 9.

If you receive a letter of non-compliance, you may submit a request for reconsideration to CMS via email no later than 11:59 pm PT on August 7. See the instructions in your...

Health Policy
July 26, 2018

This week the House of Representatives passed four bills to provide health care workforce training and medical education:

  • H.R. 1676, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act, would direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants to train health care workers in palliative care. It also would create a national awareness campaign about the benefits and services of palliative care. The bill would authorize $49.1 million a year for five years.
  • H.R. 3728, the Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Workforce Efficiency
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Recorded: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Speakers: Christopher A. Czaja, MD MPH; Nato Tarkhashvili, MD The topics of antibiotic stewardship and antibiotic use are ongoing in the long-term care facility community. This webinar will explore different...
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July 23, 2018

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Traveling the globe as an ambassador of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) is a source of great pride for Society President Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD. As she plans to speak at and attend the Nursing Home Research International Working Group Conference in Rome, Italy, this September, she says: “Our role is to interact...

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July 20, 2018

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James Pattee, MD, CMD was a visionary who not only understood the value of the education, training, and certification for physicians practicing post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) medicine; he also realized that these initiatives must evolve over time to accommodate changes in health care,...

Health Policy
July 19, 2018

Register for the Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC) 2nd Interoperability Forum on August 6 and 8. In-person attendance is now full, but you can still register for the streaming sessions on those dates.

Go here to register: ONC's 2nd Interoperability Forum

Health Policy
July 19, 2018

The Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology seeks to address well-documented and fast-emerging health IT challenges. The Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC) Notice of Funding Opportunity is specifically interested in innovative solutions and breakthrough advances in (1) expanding the scope, scale, and utility of application program interfaces (APIs) for population-level data and (2) advancing clinical knowledge at the point of care.

One recipient will be selected for each area of...