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July 1, 2018
July 1, 2018
July 1, 2018
July 1, 2018

Sixteen years ago, we published an analytical model that projected the impact of a breakthrough drug for Alzheimer's disease.1 At that time, the enzyme that cleaves amyloid precursor protein had recently been identified,2 and it seemed reasonable to assume that a more effective treatment was on the near horizon.3–5 We modeled 2 scenarios: one in which the breakthrough drug delayed disease onset and the other in which the new drug slowed disease progression.

July 1, 2018

Despite limited efficacy and significant safety concerns, antipsychotic medications are frequently used to treat behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in long-term residential care. This study evaluates the sustained reduction of antipsychotic use for BPSD through a deprescribing intervention and education of health care professionals.

June 22, 2018

Orthostatic hypotension (OH) has high prevalence in frail older adults. However, its effect on mortality, disability, and hospitalization in frail older adults is poorly investigated. Thus, we assessed the relationship between the prevalence of OH and its effect on mortality, disability, and hospitalization in noninstitutionalized older adults stratified by frailty degree.

June 21, 2018

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“We want people to roll up their sleeves and talk medicine at this meeting,” says Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD, about the Society’s 2019 Annual Conference, set for March 7-10 in Atlanta, GA. There is still time to submit a proposal to present at the conference, and Dr. Bellantoni, chair of the Annual Conference Program...

June 21, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the Quality Payment Program Look-Up Tool with 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligibility and Qualifying Alternative Payment Model (APM) Participant (QP) data. Clinicians, enter your National Provider Identifier (NPI) to find out:

  • Whether you need to participate in MIPS in 2018
  • Your Predictive QP status

You can also check 2018 MIPS clinician eligibility at the group level and APM Predictive QP status...

June 21, 2018

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports are now available. Visit the Spotlights and Announcements webpage for a list of quality measures based on quarterly data. Make sure to review your performance data by July 1, prior to public display on Nursing Home...