2019 Public Policy & Advocacy Priorities

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AMDA’s public policy priorities are prepared and approved by the AMDA Public Policy Committee. The AMDA Board of Directors then reviews and gives final approval. These priorities serve as a guide for AMDA’s government relations work both with Congress and government agencies such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and do not limit any new policy issues that may arise or changes made at the discretion of the committee or Board of Directors.

 

For more information contact AMDA's Public Policy Department at publicpolicy@paltc.org.

 

AMDA Specific Issues

  • Strengthen and Add Value to the Role of Medical Director
  • Quality Measurement
  • Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities
  • MACRA Implementation and new models of payment (i.e. Merit- Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APM))

 

Coalition-Building Issues

 

  • PDPM Transition
  • Payment/RUC
    • Annual Physician Fee Schedule
    • E/M Rework
  • Improving Dementia Care in Nursing Homes
  • Assisted Living (work with NCAL and ALFA)
  • Minimum PALTC Staffing Requirements
  • Telemedicine in PALTC
  • Appropriate Management of Pain
  • Recognize nurse as agent
  • Define emergency in the PALTC setting
  • Infection control (HAIs)
  • Geriatric workforce issues
  • Medicare observation status/3 day stay
  • Hospice/End of Life
    • Physician Choice
    • Relatedness to Terminal Prognosis
  • Transitions of Care
  • Medical liability
  • Clinical Issues
    • Marijuana Use in PALTC Setting
    • Dysphagia in PALTC
  • Infection Control (HAIs)
  • Antibiotic Stewardship

 

Issues to Monitor

 

  • General Practice Issues
  • Support General Physician Issues