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JAMDA
July 1, 2019
JAMDA
July 1, 2019
JAMDA
July 1, 2019
JAMDA
July 1, 2019
JAMDA
July 1, 2019

From our vantage point as journal editors, it's clear that we're in an era where systematic reviews and meta-analyses are the favored form of literature critique and synthesis. Of the last 50 review articles submitted to JAMDA, 38 had titles that included “systematic review,” “meta-analysis,” or both terms. This preponderance is not surprising, given that systematic reviews are prized as high quality evidence.1,2 Furthermore, much of the academic literature is written by trainees who are expected to conduct research and publish their findings, and a characteristic of the systematic review...

JAMDA
July 1, 2019

Within this issue of JAMDA, there are multiple articles that describe barriers and facilitators to implementing and scaling evidence-based interventions in nursing homes (NHs). Together, these authors highlight many of the challenges that are universal to the implementation phase of the “Discovery-to-Delivery” translational cycle, as well as several that are unique to the NH setting. Mills and colleagues elicited feedback from NH staff regarding perceived barriers and facilitators for implementing evidence-based strategies to improve interactions between staff and residents; respondents...

JAMDA
July 1, 2019

Despite multiple initiatives in post-acute and long-term nursing home care settings (NHs) to improve the quality of care while reducing health care costs, research in NHs can prove challenging. Extensive regulation for both research and NHs is designed to protect a highly vulnerable population but can be a deterrent to conducting research. This article outlines regulatory challenges faced by NHs and researchers, such as protecting resident privacy as well as health information and obtaining informed consent.

Health Policy
June 21, 2019

On June 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule  that would update the Part D e-prescribing program by adopting standards that ensure secure transmissions and expedite prior authorizations.

Under the proposed change, clinicians would be able to choose to complete prior authorizations online, reducing burden for...

Health Policy
June 21, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting Notices of Intent to Apply (NOIAs) via the Accountable Care Organization Management System (ACO-MS) for a January 1, 2020, start date. You must submit a NOIA if you intend to apply to the BASIC or ENHANCED track of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, for a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-Day Rule Waiver, and/or to establish and operate a Beneficiary Incentive Program:

  • NOIA submissions are due no later than June 28 at noon ET
  • A NOIA submission does
  • ...
Health Policy
June 21, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Guidehouse to conduct data validation and audits of a select number of Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians.  Data validation and audits are processes that will help ensure MIPS is operating with accurate and useful data. MIPS-eligible clinicians, groups, and virtual groups are required by regulation to comply with data-sharing requests, providing all data as requested by CMS.

If you are selected for data validation and/or audit, you will receive a request for information from...