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JAMDA
November 13, 2019

Interventions aimed at managing agitated and aggressive behaviors in dementia without the use of antipsychotics are currently being tested in nursing homes (NHs). Researchers and clinicians require a measure that can capture the severity of residents’ behaviors. We test the internal consistency and construct validity of the Agitated and Reactive Behavior Scale (ARBS), a measure created using data from mandatory NH assessments.

JAMDA
November 13, 2019

To compare the predictive performance of 3 frailty identification tools for mortality, hospitalization, and functional decline in adults aged ≥80 years using risk reclassification statistics and decision curve analysis.

Spotlight
November 12, 2019

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If you’ve tried to read the CPT coding manual to brush up on your knowledge of billing and coding but find that you’re distracted or dozing off, you’re not alone. Fortunately, the speakers at a Society webinar set for November 20 have done this tedious but important work for you. “Many...

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November 7, 2019

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Phase 3 of the revised Medicare and Medicaid requirements of participation for long-term care requires skilled nursing homes (SNFs) to provide “trauma-informed care” (TIC). Whether facilities and practitioners are dipping their toes in this or diving in head-first,...

Policy Snapshot
November 7, 2019

On November 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program (QPP) final rules. Below is a summary of some of the policies CMS finalized.

Physician Fee Schedule (PFS)

CY 2020 PFS Conversion Factor

CMS is finalizing a series of standard technical proposals involving practice expense, including implementation of the second year of the market-based supply and equipment pricing update, and standard rate setting refinements to update premium data...

Policy Snapshot
November 7, 2019

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has undertaken the implementation of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), it is holding a limited number of Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) claims while making further refinements to its claims processing system.

Specifically, CMS is holding claims with:

  • Dates of service October 1, 2019, or later
  • Type of Bill (TOB) inpatient services (21X) and swing bed services (18X) subject to the SNF Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)
  • Multiple line items, Health Insurance Prospective Payment System (
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Policy Snapshot
November 7, 2019

In a recent report, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) determined that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) improperly paid practitioners for some telehealth claims associated with services that did not meet Medicare requirements. CMS released the Medicare Telehealth Services Video to help you bill correctly. Additional resources:

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JAMDA
November 7, 2019

Hospitalized nursing home residents have more chronic conditions, higher levels of care needs, and more unplanned admissions compared to non–nursing home residents.1,2 Unplanned admissions are admissions at out-of-hours care—thus, in the evening and night hours, and on weekends and holidays. However, evidence suggests that some of these unplanned admissions are potentially avoidable.3,4

JAMDA
November 6, 2019

Factors that are responsible for age-related neurologic deterioration of noncognitive and cognitive processes may have a shared cause. We sought to examine the temporal, directional associations of handgrip strength and cognitive function in a national sample of aging Americans.

JAMDA
November 6, 2019

To examine the effects of a multicomponent frailty prevention program in community-dwelling older persons with prefrailty.