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April 24, 2015
The notion that a hospital remains the safest place for old patients dies hard. Many families still believe their aging relatives belong in a hospital when they’re ailing. But 20-plus years of research have documented the risks of hospitalization...
April 23, 2015
Investigators publish new report on Health and Medicine. According to news originating from Tokyo, Japan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Expenditures on long-term care insurance (LTCI) in Japan have been increasing with the aging of the...
April 21, 2015
Treating all elderly people in the U.S. with lipid-lowering drugs would result in 8 million additional statin users and prevent 68,000 deaths from coronary heart disease, assuming the treatment caused no harm, researchers reported.
April 16, 2015
Alice Bonner, who previously directed the nursing home division for the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the Obama administration, will start her new position June 1, according to a news release from the Baker administration.
April 15, 2015
Columbia, MD – The bill known as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 , which includes the repeal of the sustainable growth rate (SGR), was passed by the Senate late Tuesday night, after being passed by the House of...
April 15, 2015
The U.S. Senate last night voted to repeal permanently the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula under which physicians have been reimbursed for care they provide through Medicare. The formula has been in place since 1997.
April 14, 2015
Columbia, MD – AMDA —The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the AMDA Foundation announced its top award winners during AMDA’s 2015 Annual Conference held in Louisville, KY, last month. The 2015 Medical Director of the Year (MDOY...
April 14, 2015
Promises of “decadent” hot baths on demand, putting greens and gurgling waterfalls to calm the mind: These luxurious touches rarely conjure images of a stay in a nursing home.
April 14, 2015
AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the AMDA Foundation honored three medical directors at AMDA’s recent annual meeting.
April 14, 2015
Columbia, MD - The AMDA Foundation presented its 2015 Quality Improvement Awards during the AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conference 2015, held in Louisville, KY, March 19-22. Foundation Board Chair Paul Katz, MD...