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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. Shark Tank winners for 2019 were excited and...

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).

Health Policy
July 12, 2019

This week, it was announced that Adam Boehler will be stepping down from his role are the Director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation and Deputy Administrator of the  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Mr. Boehler was nominated to become Chief Executive Officer of the United States International Development Finance Corporation, which Congress created in 2018 to merge the Overseas Private Investment Corp. and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Development Credit Authority. OPIC raises private capital to help development of emerging economies,...

Health Policy
July 12, 2019

This week, the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee passed ten bills out of committee this week. Once of the bills passed was the EMPOWER for Health Act (HR 2781). The bill reauthorizes Health Workforce Programs including the Geriatric Workforce Enhancements Programs (GWEP) and Geriatric Academic Career Awards (GACA). This legislation reflects current HRSA practices of awarding grants and collectively authorizes GWEPs and GACAs for $51,000,000.

Other bills passed out...

Health Policy
July 12, 2019

SNF PPS Patient Driven Payment Model: Get Ready for Implementation on October 1

On October 1, the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is replacing the Resource Utilization Group, Version IV for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS). CMS has resources to help you prepare:

JAMDA
July 10, 2019

Frailty is a state characterized by decreased reserve across multiple physiological systems due to aged-related cumulative deficits.1 Once frailty has developed, it often leads to a downward spiral in overall health.1 However, frailty is not necessarily an irreversible process but a dynamic continuum state that can both worsen and improve over time.2 Although numerous previous studies have examined various factors associated with increased frailty risks,3 little is known regarding frailty status improvement and related factors, and there is no systematic review and meta-analysis found in...

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July 9, 2019

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“Sustainability is the ‘magic sauce’ in quality improvement,” said David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, head of one of two clinician teams named as the Society’s 2019 Choosing Wisely® Champions. Dr. Nace utilized Choosing Wisely...

JAMDA
July 9, 2019

To examine the association of benzodiazepines and anticholinergic drug usage with the risk of dementia.

JAMDA
July 4, 2019

To explore advance directive (AD) preferences and the facilitators and barriers of promoting ADs among terminally ill older patients in China.

JAMDA
July 4, 2019

To examine the association between nursing home (NH) quality and new onset of depression and severity of depressive symptoms in a national cohort of long-stay NH residents in the United States.