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April 25, 2018

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Traditional advance directives like the living will, and power of attorney express patient choices In general terms for their medical care. More recent directives such as Physician order...

April 24, 2018

To examine the association between each type of frailty status and the incidence rate of depressive symptoms among community-dwelling older adults.

April 21, 2018

Examine readmission patterns over 90-day episodes of care in persons discharged from hospitals to post-acute settings.

April 20, 2018

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Spotlight: Meet First NP to Serve on Society Board: Alice Bonner

It seems only fitting that Alice Bonner, PhD, APRN, GNP, Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs in Massachusetts, is the first nurse practitioner (NP) to serve on the...

April 19, 2018

This week, AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine joined with the American Medical Association and over 40 national medical specialty societies in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) quality measure reporting period from calendar year (365 days) to a minimum of 90 consecutive days due to “lack of timely and direct notification by CMS on whether a physician is considered MIPS eligible, as well as a severe delay by CMS in updating the Quality Payment Program (QPP) interactive website...

April 19, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting the 2018 Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures Study, as outlined in the Quality Payment Program Year 2 final rule (CMS 5522- FC).

CMS is conducting this study to:

  • Examine clinical workflows and data collection methods using different submission systems;
  • Understand the challenges clinicians face when collecting and reporting quality data; and
  • Make future recommendations for changes that will attempt to eliminate clinician burden, improve quality data collection and
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April 18, 2018

The Authors wish to make a correction to their article published in JAMDA (https://doi.org/10/1016/j.jamda.2017.09.014) "Relationship Between Sarcopenia and Frailty in the Toledo Study of Healthy Aging: A Population Based Cross-Sectional Study".

April 18, 2018

Medication review algorithms and minimization frameworks are known to aid reviewers in identifying and discontinuing potentially inappropriate medications, which may otherwise lead older population to harmful events.1 There have been many algorithms and minimization frameworks that have been developed to aid to evaluate medication reviews, with each one offering benefits in various settings. In 2007, Pollock et al proposed an 8-step approach to improve prescribing by family physicians.2 Scott et al further developed the concept proposed by Pollock et al to a 10-step framework that aimed to...

April 18, 2018

A strong relation between cognition and mobility has been identified in aging, supporting a role for enhancement mobility through cognitive-based interventions. However, a critical evaluation of the consistency of treatment effects of cognitive-based interventions is currently lacking. The objective of this study was 2-fold: (1) to review the existing literature on cognitive-based interventions aimed at improving mobility in older adults and (2) to assess the clinical effectiveness of cognitive interventions on gait performance.

April 17, 2018

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It seems only fitting that Alice Bonner, PhD, APRN, GNP, Associate Professor at Northeastern University, is the first nurse practitioner (NP) to...