Publications

Members only publications are marked with a lock icon:
Filter By
Spotlight
February 18, 2019

Research is important but not always exciting. However, a session at the annual conference focused on research will not only be “fun and engaging,” says JAMDA co-editor-in-chief Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, but participants will come away as better consumers of academic literature. They will even have some new skills that they can use to write their own research paper or to review articles for JAMDA–something that would make a notable contribution to the Society and post-acute/long-term care (PALTC) medicine.

“How to Read and Review Research Papers” is set for Friday,...

JAMDA
February 18, 2019

This study examined the association between frailty development and physical activity including the number of steps, the time of light-intensity physical activity (LPA) with

JAMDA
February 15, 2019

Influenza is a leading cause of avoidable admissions for nursing home (NH) residents. We previously evaluated the effectiveness of a high-dose trivalent influenza vaccine (HD) compared to a standard-dose influenza vaccine (SD) through a cluster-randomized trial of NH residents. Fewer residents from facilities randomized to HD were hospitalized. In this article, we extend our analyses to consider direct medical care costs relative to vaccine costs for HD ($31.82/dose) as compared to SD ($12.04/dose).

Weekly Roundup
February 15, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY CONTENT

Login or Join

Many cities claim to have something for everyone, but Atlanta delivers on that promise. Society members coming to the city for next month’s annual conference will find something just right for them.

“We are thrilled to have our colleagues from...

Health Policy
February 14, 2019

On Monday, February 11, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released proposed rules to support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information. The rules would increase choice and competition while fostering innovation that promotes patient access to and control over health information.

CMS’ proposed changes to the health care system support the goals of the MyHealthEData initiative, and would increase the seamless flow of health information, reduce burden on patients and providers,...

Health Policy
February 14, 2019

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine joined the American Medical Association and more than 100 national and state medical societies asking Congress to ease the burden on patients as potential legislation is developed to provide relief from health care costs that patients’ insurance will not cover.

In a letter sent to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX), the groups urged them to consider several policies to combat...

Health Policy
February 14, 2019

Check the Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool to view your eligibility status for the 2019 performance period under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Enter your National Provider Identifier to find out if you need to participate in MIPS during the 2019 performance year.

For more information:

Navigating PA/LTC
February 13, 2019

Executive Director Chris Laxton discusses the society’s opioid policies.

 

 

The Society's opioid policies

Pain Management Task Force draft report

...
JAMDA
February 13, 2019

To analyze sex- and education-specific trajectories of health deficits accumulation (DA) throughout old age and to examine whether these trajectories differ according to health domains.

JAMDA
February 13, 2019

Frailty phenotype (FP) has low sensitivity toward the identification of older people who will lose 1 or more activities of daily living. Nevertheless, the definition of disability in terms of activities of daily living may not resemble the pattern of functional impairment occurring during aging. The aim of this study was to examine the discriminative capacity of the FP toward the identification of patterns of disabilities in an extended list of tasks, identified among community-dwelling older people.