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Health Policy
July 19, 2019

Last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued two rules, a proposed rule on requirements for long-term care (LTC) facilities and a final rule for LTC facilities arbitration agreements. The proposed rule for requirements for LTC facilities is aimed at easing some of the requirements for nursing homes to participate in Medicare and Medicaid by giving facilities more flexibility over their...

Health Policy
July 19, 2019

If you submitted 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data, view your performance feedback and final score on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website. Performance feedback is also available for eligible clinicians participating in MIPS alternative payment model entities.

The MIPS payment adjustment you will receive in 2020 is based on your final score. If you believe there is an error in your payment adjustment factor calculation, request a targeted review by September 30.

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Health Policy
July 19, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a blog and released an infographic to share preliminary participation data for the Quality Payment Program (QPP) during 2018. Key findings include:

  • Overall, Merit-based Incentive
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JAMDA
July 19, 2019

To assess the relationship between muscular strength measures and mortality in outpatient populations with chronic diseases such as cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, renal disease, and metabolic and vascular diseases, and in critically ill hospitalized patients.

JAMDA
July 18, 2019

The objective of this study is to describe antibacterial use in long-term care facilities and to investigate the determinants of use.

JAMDA
July 17, 2019

Limitations in physical functioning, mental health, and/or cognitive functioning are the primary reasons why older adults need help.1 In a care setting, caregivers not only support residents with daily activities but also assess the health status of the residents. Because oral health has a strong impact on general health and quality of life,2 a correct perception of the residents' oral health status by the caregivers is important.

JAMDA
July 17, 2019

Existing evidence on long-term psychotropic polypharmacy in older people is scarce despite serious safety concerns regarding this issue. This study aims to identify distinct trajectories of longitudinal psychotropic agent use and to examine the association with the risk of mortality and unplanned hospitalization according to distinct trajectories.

Spotlight
July 15, 2019

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The Society’s annual Shark Tank competition continues to bring innovative organizations and individuals to the table and engage our members in the endless possibilities of cutting-edge technology for quality patient care. This year’s Shark Tank winners were excited...

JAMDA
July 14, 2019

Individuals with dementia have high rates of emergency department (ED) use for acute illnesses. We evaluated the effect of a high-intensity telemedicine program that delivers care for acute illnesses on ED use rates for individuals with dementia who reside in senior living communities (SLCs; independent and assisted living).

Weekly Roundup
July 14, 2019

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The Society's Choosing Wisely Awards honor individual clinicians

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