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JAMDA
December 7, 2021
Post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) residents are disproportionately affected by coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). We describe a health system approach that incorporated PALTC stakeholders to treat residents effectively and efficiently with monoclonal...
JAMDA
December 6, 2021
To identify the optimal cutoff points for poor physical function (measured by a 5-times sit-to-stand [5-STS] test) associated with slowness in community-dwelling older adults and to validate the 5-STS cut points by determining whether they predicted...
JAMDA
December 6, 2021
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) reduces pain and improves physical function1; however, walking independence after surgery is often delayed. Several factors have been reported as reasons for delayed physical function recovery2–4; nevertheless, few...
JAMDA
December 4, 2021
As a medical director for nursing homes in rural South Carolina, I wanted to give my perspective “from the trenches” regarding the recent editorial in JAMDA “Mandating COVID-19 Vaccine for Nursing Home Staff: An Ethical Obligation” by Dumyati et al...
Policy Snapshot
December 3, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, December 7 from 12:30 to 2:00 PM ET to provide an overview of MIPS Value Pathways (MVP) development for the 2023 performance year of the Quality Payment Program...
Policy Snapshot
December 3, 2021
Medicare covers skilled nursing care and skilled therapy services under skilled nursing facility, home health, and outpatient therapy benefits when a beneficiary needs skilled care to maintain function or to prevent or slow decline, as long as: The...
Policy Snapshot
December 3, 2021
During National Influenza Vaccination Week , remind your patients that there’s still time to get the flu shot. Adults with certain other chronic health conditions like asthma, heart disease, and diabetes are at higher risk of developing potentially...
JAMDA
December 1, 2021
JAMDA
December 1, 2021
JAMDA
December 1, 2021