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December 3, 2019
At a time of rising medical complexity and stakeholder quality expectations, the role of industry medical directors could be much stronger, say the authors of an opinion piece published in the December issue of JAMDA. Sixteen years since the Office...
December 3, 2019
Physicians are calling on skilled nursing facility leadership to set up formal systems to help increase medical director engagement in post-acute and long-term care settings. The recommendation was one of several proposals made by physicians in a...
December 3, 2019
In Engaging Physician Leaders for Higher Value, an article in the December issue of JAMDA, the authors discuss how medical director engagement is below par in the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) setting and offered strategies for enhancing...
November 27, 2019
CAUGHT … RED HANDED? — A red-hand “consumer alert icon” intended to warn patients from selecting unsafe facilities on CMS's Nursing Home Compare website could destroy “blame-free environments,” the Society for Post-Acute And Long-Term Care Medicine...
November 25, 2019
The long-term and post-acute care industry’s reaction to a new federal abuse warning icon for nursing homes was swift and negative when the plan was first announced last month — and now another voice has entered the fray to claim that the icons may...
November 25, 2019
The Society sent a letter on Friday, November 22, to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma about the recent addition of a red hand “consumer alert icon” on the Nursing Home Compare website. The icon is designed...
November 25, 2019
The new Nursing Home Compare consumer alert icon violates a patient safety principle that calls on providers to establish blame-free environments for reporting incidents, medical directors stated in a new letter to the Centers for Medicare &...
November 21, 2019
Nursing home residents who use a hip protector are three times less likely to suffer fall-related hip fractures than those don’t use them, a new study found. Patients who fell while not wearing the devices had rates of hip, pelvic and other...
November 21, 2019
Falls are the leading cause of hip fracture in older adults, and those individuals who experience such injuries generally have greater mortality and morbidity. However, a new study in the November issue of JAMDA showed that in a retrospective review...
November 20, 2019
A new white paper in the November issue of JAMDA said even though much of the discussion about stopping eating and drinking by advance directives (SED by AD) focus on patient autonomy, the ethical principle of justice is the decisive factor in this...