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JAMDA
February 7, 2023
End-stage kidney disease (ESKD) requiring renal replacement therapy is a public health problem with an economic burden.1 The aging of the population has increased the number of elderly patients with ESKD worldwide.2,3 Several studies have shown that...
JAMDA
February 6, 2023
Many adults older than 65 spend time in a nursing home (NH) at the end of life where specialist palliative care is limited. However, telehealth may improve access to palliative care services. A review of the literature was conducted to synthesize...
JAMDA
February 6, 2023
Dr Katz et al present a compelling call for improving the quality of medical care in US nursing facilities and propose specialty designation as an important first step in achieving this goal.1 I agree whole-heartedly with my colleagues that we as a...
JAMDA
February 6, 2023
Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) total scores have been widely used to identify individuals with neurocognitive disorders (NCDs), but the utility of its domain-specific scores have yet to be thoroughly interrogated. This study aimed to validate...
JAMDA
February 6, 2023
The development of negative behavioral and psychosocial factors (depression, anxiety, apathy, etc) is associated with poor well-being, which can contribute to health issues in ageing, especially in the context of COVID-19. Despite its relative...
JAMDA
February 6, 2023
To develop a taxonomy of interventions aimed at reducing emergency department (ED) transfers and/or hospitalizations from long-term care (LTC) homes.
Policy Snapshot
February 3, 2023
Last week, President Biden announced he would seek to end the public health emergency (PHE) declaration on May 11, 2023. The Biden Administration previously stated that it would give states a 60-day notice before the PHE expires. The PHE was...
Policy Snapshot
February 3, 2023
Last week, the National Quality Forum (NQF) delivered recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on quality measures being considered for use in 17 Medicare quality programs affecting more than 64 million Americans...
Policy Snapshot
February 3, 2023
On Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 1:00 PM ET, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar that will provide an overview of the suggested QCDR measure development and evaluation processes. CMS and PIMMS will also...
Policy Snapshot
February 3, 2023
View the January refresh of Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program data on Care Compare and in the Provider Data Catalog . See the updates section at the bottom of the Public Reporting webpage for more information.