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JAMDA
July 11, 2020

The population of older adults who live in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) is at a particularly high risk for influenza exposure and associated harms.1 When influenza is detected within an LTCF, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that antiviral chemoprophylaxis be initiated as soon as possible for all residents on affected wings and continued for a duration of 14 days or until at least 7 days after the last resident's onset of illness.2,3 To what degree LTCFs adhere to this national guideline during outbreaks is unknown.

JAMDA
July 10, 2020

To describe nursing home residents’ (NHRs) functional trajectories and mortality after a transfer to the emergency department (ED).

JAMDA
July 10, 2020

Examine whether the introduction of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) is associated with changes in post-acute care (PAC) use and 30-day readmission.

JAMDA
July 10, 2020

Medicaid nursing home (NH) reimbursement rates and bed-hold policies have been shown to be associated with hospitalization of urban NH residents, but their relationships with emergency department (ED) visits, especially in rural NHs, remain unknown. This study explores the relationships of Medicaid NH policies with three NH quarterly risk-adjusted rates of ED use for long-stay residents and evaluates whether the associations differed by NHs' geographical locations.

Spotlight
July 9, 2020

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many practitioners have tuned in to the AMDA On-The-Go podcast for insights and updates; and they’ve heard the distinctive voice of host Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD. Now he has added a new role to his busy schedule; he is the...

Policy Snapshot
July 9, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published Open Payments Program Year 2019 data, along with newly submitted and updated payment records for previous program years. This accounts for payments or transfers of value made between January 1 and December 31, 2019. Applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations collectively reported:

  • $10.03 billion publishable payments and ownership and investment interests to physicians and teaching hospitals (10.98 million total records)
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Policy Snapshot
July 9, 2020

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These webcasts, which are held Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00 PM ET, are brought to you by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Quality Improvement Organization Program, a national network of Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations serving every state and territory. The topic of this week’s webcast on July 16 is Reopening Considerations. Register now.

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JAMDA
July 7, 2020

Inflammation and vascular dysregulation may contribute to the development of depression and impose a burden on erythropoiesis. This study aimed to identify the association of erythrocyte indices with the severity of depressive symptoms and risk of developing depressive disorders in the older people.

JAMDA
July 7, 2020

Physical activity in people with dementia (PwD) may enhance physical and mental functioning. Exergaming, which combines physical exercise with cognitive stimulation in a gaming environment, was developed to overcome barriers in performing physical activities. We evaluated the effects of exergaming in day care centers (DCCs) for PwD and informal caregivers (ICs).

JAMDA
July 6, 2020

Little is known about emergency department (ED) utilization among the nearly 1 million older adults residing in assisted living (AL) settings. Unlike federally regulated nursing homes, states create and enforce AL regulations with great variability, which may affect the quality of care provided. The objective of this study was to examine state variability in all-cause and injury-related ED use among residents in AL.