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April 14, 2020
Hospitalization-associated disability (HAD), the loss of the ability to perform one or more basic activities of daily living (ADLs) independently at discharge, occurs in more than one-third of hospitalized older adults. HAD is associated with long-...
April 6, 2020
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has elected its 2020-2021 Board of Directors. David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, is President; Karl Steinberg, MD, HMCD, CMD, is President-Elect; and Suzanne Gillespie,...
April 3, 2020
The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, an affiliate of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine, has announced the recipients of its three highest achievement awards: Medical Director of the Year, the...
April 1, 2020
Providers are again warning against state efforts that would force nursing homes to accept all admissions from hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic, saying the plans are “not sound policy” and could lead to more COVID-19 cases, even deaths ...
April 1, 2020
As part of a sweeping set of waivers announced late Monday , the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded its efforts to cut restrictions on telehealth — essentially removing any last roadblock that providers would face to...
April 1, 2020
A wrenching conflict is emerging as the COVID-19 virus storms through U.S. communities: Some patients are falling into a no man’s land between hospitals and nursing homes. Hospitals need to clear out patients who no longer need acute care. But...
March 30, 2020
Judith Graham March 30, 2020 A wrenching conflict is emerging as the COVID-19 virus storms through U.S. communities: Some patients are falling into a no man’s land between hospitals and nursing homes. Hospitals need to clear out patients who no...
March 30, 2020
When a crisis hits, besides shedding light on the system gaps, it also highlights the strengths of a community. The stresses of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) have clearly highlighted the many positive attributes of the post-acute and...
March 30, 2020
When a crisis hits, besides shedding light on the system gaps, it also highlights the strengths of a community. The stresses of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) have clearly highlighted the many positive attributes of the post-acute and...