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December 5, 2019
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine will hold its upcoming annual conference April 2-5 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago. Dozens of educational sessions and numerous networking opportunities will be available for the...
December 4, 2019
On November 20, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019. The historic bill was sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and can now move to a floor vote...
December 4, 2019
Comfort feeding is acceptable. That is what authors of a new white paper argue. When deciding whether to offer food and fluids to a resident with advanced dementia, clinicians have a greater responsibility to the resident in his or her current state...
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
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...
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 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 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 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 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...