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JAMDA
February 25, 2020

To compare the predictive performance of 3 frailty identification tools for mortality, hospitalization, and functional decline in adults aged ≥80 years using risk reclassification statistics and decision curve analysis.

Spotlight
February 20, 2020

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“As acuity in post-acute and long-term care has increased, we need to acknowledge all of the possibilities of what could be happening with a resident—especially when we get a call at 4 AM,” says Richard Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD. Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a...

Policy Snapshot
February 20, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the following Quality Payment Program (QPP) resources to the QPP Resource Library to help clinicians understand how to participate in QPP in the 2020 performance period:

  • 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
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Policy Snapshot
February 20, 2020

In a recent report, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) determined that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) improperly paid practitioners for some telehealth claims associated with services that did not meet Medicare requirements. CMS released the Medicare Telehealth Services video to help you bill correctly. Here are some additional resources:

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JAMDA
February 20, 2020

To describe and validate the Post-acute Delayed Discharge Risk Scale (PADDRS), which classifies patients by risk of delayed discharge on admission to post-acute care settings using information collected with the interRAI Minimum Data Set (MDS) 2.0 assessment.

JAMDA
February 18, 2020

To map out the total use of long-term care (LTC; ie, home care or institutional care) during the last 2 years of life and to investigate to what extent gender differences in LTC use were explained by cohabitation status and age at death.

JAMDA
February 18, 2020

Although policy, research, and media coverage predominantly focus on opioid addiction and overdoses in younger people, older adults are also susceptible to opioid-related morbidity and mortality.1 Data suggest that all-cause opioid-related hospitalizations have increased by 34% as non–opioid-related hospitalizations have decreased by 17% among adults aged ≥65 years from 2010 to 2015.2 Yet, the contribution of opioid use disorder (OUD) to this increase and characteristics of older adults with OUD are unknown.

JAMDA
February 18, 2020

We summarized and compared meta-analyses of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions targeting physical health outcomes among people with dementia.

JAMDA
February 18, 2020

To determine the prevalence, rate of underdiagnosis and undertreatment, and association with activities of daily living dependency of spasticity in a nursing home setting.

JAMDA
February 14, 2020

Improving the quality of care delivered throughout the long-term care continuum is a core mission of AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Four articles in this month's Journal report on how different forms of “communication” impact quality, albeit from different perspectives and across multiple jurisdictions. In the first, Mulhall and colleagues1 describe a provincewide application of a proven quality improvement (QI) method (audit feedback) in Ontario that links nursing home (NH) physician prescribing patterns to publicly reported outcome measures.