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December 22, 2020
The relationship between a patient and a family practitioner is a special bond that many people find to be indispensable. In fact, “relational continuity,” the therapeutic relationship between a patient and one or more providers spanning various...
December 17, 2020
Pneumonia is a common cause of hospitalization for nursing home (NH) residents, and this has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. While hospitalization may be necessary and appropriate to manage pneumonia in some residents, what happens when...
December 9, 2020
A new toolkit created by industry clinicians aims to help long-term care operators directly address the questions staff members, residents and their families are asking about COVID-19 vaccines and getting vaccinated. The kit includes a PowerPoint...
December 8, 2020
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has released a COVID-19 vaccine education toolkit to answer the questions PALTC staff, patients, residents, and family members have about the vaccines. The Centers...
December 3, 2020
Long-term care advocates are seeking relief from Congress after a new round of pay cuts to Medicare therapy reimbursement threatens to hamstring providers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services disclosed this week that it has finalized...
December 2, 2020
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine strongly opposes policy the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized on December 1, 2020, to cut payments for evaluation and management (E&M)...
November 23, 2020
A study in the November issue of JAMDA demonstrated that a joint initiative between organizations in two countries encouraged quality transitions through a shared commitment to identifying needs; employing flexible, practical initiatives; and...
November 17, 2020
Apathy, depression, anxiety, delusions, hallucinations, sexual disinhibition, sleep disturbance, aggression, and other behaviors can be common in people with dementia. Effectively addressing these requires an individualized, case-by-case approach...
November 12, 2020
The federal government’s decision to allow Medicare coverage of monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19 treatments could be extremely helpful for nursing homes care for symptomatic, positive residents, according to a top expert. The Centers for...
November 9, 2020
Long-term care clinicians have asked the federal government to delay allocating monoclonal antibody therapy to nursing homes until further study — and to collaborate with facility medical directors when they do. Antibodies help the body mount an...