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JAMDA
October 8, 2019

Epidemiologic studies have reported inconsistent findings about the association between sleep duration and the risk of dementia. We aimed to clarify this association by method of meta-analysis.

JAMDA
October 4, 2019

In Switzerland, general practitioners mostly provide medical care in the nursing home (NH). They generally work in their own practice, which is not located in the NH. In case of an emergency, the NH resident is often transferred to the emergency room if the general practitioner is not available, although hospitalization is a risk factor for functional and cognitive decline.1–3

Spotlight
October 3, 2019

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“I fear that this focus on older adult oral health may come as a surprise to medical providers and even geriatricians in the trenches of care,” said Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, at the start of the September 16 AMDA On-The-Go podcast. He then led a conversation...

Policy Snapshot
October 3, 2019

Starting January 1, 2020, under the CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to pay Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) through bundled payments for opioid use disorder treatment services for people with Medicare Part B, including medication-assisted treatment medications, toxicology testing, and counseling.

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Policy Snapshot
October 3, 2019

To form a virtual group for the 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance year, you must follow an election process and submit your election to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) via email by December 31.

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Policy Snapshot
October 3, 2019

Starting in September, clinicians who were qualifying Alternative Payment Model (APM) participants based on their 2017 performance will begin receiving 5% APM incentive payments. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a new 2019 APM Incentive Payment Fact Sheet to explain:

  • Who is eligible to receive an APM incentive payment in 2019
  • How CMS determines your payment
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
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Policy Snapshot
October 3, 2019

For the second year in a row, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed sweeping changes to evaluation and management (E&M) coding. In its annual release of the physician fee schedule (PFS) proposed rule, CMS proposed to align the previously finalized E/M office visit coding changes with the framework adopted by the American Medical Association’s CPT Editorial Panel. Since last year’s proposal, which

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JAMDA
October 3, 2019

Approximately one-third of older Americans die in the nursing home (NH).1 Despite the NH being a common setting for end-of-life care, it is often associated with poor family satisfaction with the quality of end-of-life care.2 Advance care planning (ACP) has been identified as a means for improving end-of-life care outcomes3 and is defined as a “process that supports adults at any age or stage of health in understanding and sharing their personal values, life goals, and preferences regarding future medical care.”4 Communication of preferences is particularly important for family members (...

JAMDA
October 3, 2019

The benefit of alerting clinical staff to low plasma glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in patients aged 75 years and older who receive antidiabetic drugs remains uncertain.

JAMDA
October 3, 2019

To investigate associations between leisure activities, examining each activity separately and in combination, and all-cause mortality among the Chinese oldest-old (≥80 years) population.