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September 21, 2018

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Christopher Trotz, MD, CMD, brings a unique perspective to his new role as an American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) board member. As a physician executive and practitioner, he devised a strategic plan to address how physicians and advance practice clinicians provide care in his...

September 20, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) published updates to the electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) value sets to align with recent releases to terminologies, including, ICD-10-CM/PCS, SNOMED CT, LOINC, and RxNorm. This addendum affects the electronic reporting of eCQMs for the following programs:

  • Quality Payment Program: Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Models
  • Comprehensive Primary Care Plus
  • Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting
  • Medicare and
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September 20, 2018

If you participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017, your MIPS final score and performance feedback are available on the Quality Payment Program website. The payment adjustment you receive in 2019 is based on this final score. If you believe there is an error in your 2019 MIPS payment adjustment calculation, you can request a targeted review until October 15 at 8 pm ET.

Here are some good resources to get more information:

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September 18, 2018

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Christopher Trotz, MD, CMD, brings a unique perspective to his new role as an American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) board member. As a physician executive and practitioner, he devised a strategic plan to address how physicians and advance...

September 18, 2018

Caution is advised when prescribing antipsychotics to people with dementia. This study explored the determinants of appropriate, evidence-based antipsychotic prescribing behaviors for nursing home residents with dementia, with a view to informing future quality improvement efforts and behavior change interventions.

September 15, 2018

Although dehydration can affect mental and physical health, there is no clear, consistent, and reproducible diagnostic tool for this condition in older people. We applied multiple methods to detect dehydration with the aim of assessing the value of using urine analysis for this purpose.

September 14, 2018

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As with many Society members, a love of post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) medicine runs deep for Andrea Moser, MD, MSc, CMD, a newly appointed American Board for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) board member. She says, “I was fortunate enough to have family members who lived well into their ‘...

September 13, 2018

This week the Society submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule. The Society noted that they were appreciative of CMS’ focus to reduce burden in both evaluation and management (E&M) documentation requirements and reporting into the Quality Payment Program (QPP): “We agree that clinicians need administrative burden relief so that they focus more on patient care. While we support these general efforts, we feel CMS must work in a collaborative and open manner with...

September 13, 2018

The CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement is hosting a call on Tuesday, September 18, from 1:30 to 3 pm ET.

During this call, you can gain insight on opioid use in the post-acute and long-term care setting, as well as learning about the impact of opioid use on persons living with dementia. CMS also will share updates on the progress of the National...

September 11, 2018

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As with many Society members, a love of post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) medicine runs deep for Andrea Moser, MD, MSc, CMD, a newly appointed American Board for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) board member. She says, “I was fortunate enough to...