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JAMDA
August 14, 2019

The “Goals of Patient Care” (GOPC) process uses shared decision making to incorporate residents' prior advance care planning (ACP) or preferences into medical treatment orders, guiding health care decisions at a time of clinical deterioration should they be unable to voice their opinions. The objective was to determine whether GOPC medical treatment orders were more effective than ACP alone in preventing emergency department (ED) visits (no hospitalization), ED visits (with hospitalization), and deaths outside the residential aged care facility (RACF).

JAMDA
August 14, 2019

Thyroid hormones (THs) play a critical role in skeletal muscle function, such as protein synthesis and energy metabolism, suggesting that thyroid function may be involved in the decline of muscle strength. Studies regarding the long-term effects of THs on muscle strength are limited. Therefore, this large-scale longitudinal study aimed to explore how TH levels were associated with handgrip strength (HGS) among middle-aged and older euthyroid adults.

JAMDA
August 10, 2019

People with dementia are known to be physically frailer, more sedentary, and participate less in regular physical exercise compared to their healthy peers. Physical activity interventions have the potential to reduce the level of frailty in community-dwelling older adults. Exergaming combines physical exercise with cognitive stimulation in a virtual environment. It is an innovative and fun way of exercising, which may aid people with dementia to be more physically active. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of a 12-week exergame training and equally long aerobic...

JAMDA
August 10, 2019

The aim of this systematic review was to summarize the validity of nutritional screening tools to detect the risk of malnutrition in community-dwelling older adults.

JAMDA
August 10, 2019

Studies examining the associations between oral health and disability have limited oral health measures. We investigated the association of a range of objectively and subjectively assessed oral health markers with disability and physical function in older age.

Health Policy
August 8, 2019

Proposed changes to the CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule are aimed at reducing burden, recognizing clinicians for the time they spend taking care of patients, removing unnecessary measures, and making it easier for clinicians to be on the path toward value-based care. During this listening session on Monday, August 12, from 1 to 2:30 PM ET, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) experts will cover three provisions from the proposed rule and address your questions so you can formulate your written comments for formal submission:

  • Increasing value of Evaluation and
  • ...
Health Policy
August 8, 2019

Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)-eligible clinicians: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an article about reporting Patient Relationship Categories and Codes (PRC) on Medicare claims. Note: Reporting these codes will not affect reimbursement or have an impact on beneficiaries.

Voluntary Reporting Period: As of January 1, 2018, Medicare Part B MIPS-eligible clinicians may report patient relationships on...

Health Policy
August 8, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the latest episode of its podcast, CMS: Beyond the Policy. This edition focuses on the first part of its five-pronged strategy on strengthening oversight in nursing homes. You can also listen to the podcast on Google Play  and ...

JAMDA
August 8, 2019

Although the therapeutic effects of horticulture on older adults have been widely investigated, a recent and comprehensive synthesis of available evidence on outcomes is lacking. We systematically reviewed evidence for the therapeutic effects of horticulture on older adults.

JAMDA
August 8, 2019

To investigate the impact of a complex multifaceted intervention on the appropriateness of prescribing for Belgian nursing home (NH) residents.