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June 12, 2019
Joint collaboration between long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and physicians can facilitate the recognition of a resident’s terminal phase and help ensure timely provision of palliative care, according to a new study in the June issue of JAMDA. In...
June 6, 2019
It is possible to accurately predict on the day of hospital admission whether a patient is likely to use skilled nursing facility (SNF) services, according to a study in the June issue of JAMDA. In A “Hospital-Day-1” Model to Predict the Risk of...
May 28, 2019
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has selected Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, and Richard Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, CMD as co-editors-in-chief of its official newspaper, Caring for the Ages . They...
May 22, 2019
Falls in older adults increase the risk of hospitalization and nursing home admission, as well as morbidity and mortality. According to a new study in the May issue of JAMDA, older people who are malnourished or at risk for malnourishment are more...
May 21, 2019
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has elected its 2019-2020 Board of Directors. Arif Nazir, MD, FACP, CMD, AGSE is President; David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD is President-Elect; and Karl Steinberg, MD,...
May 16, 2019
Overall, the need for more mental and behavioral services in senior living is great, according to Dr. Rajeev Kumar, who works as chief medical officer for Symbria, a therapy, rehab and pharmacy services company that works with around 150 post-acute...
May 14, 2019
Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in later life, with over 13% of community-dwelling older people affected. According to a new study in the May issue of JAMDA, vitamin D deficiency is associated with a very significant (75%) increase in the...
May 3, 2019
An engaged medical director, working closely with the interdisciplinary team, can help promote a safe and successful transition from RUGs. MAY 2019 Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD This October, the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will supplant the...
May 3, 2019
Timely physician visits will play a central role in effectively capturing resident conditions — and reimbursements — under the new Medicare payment model. But with doctors seeing relatively few incentive changes amid the shift to the Patient-Driven...
April 30, 2019
Two clinician teams have been named 2019 Choosing Wisely ® Champions by AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The award honors individual clinicians and teams of clinicians who have gone above and beyond to make significant...