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JAMDA
April 8, 2019

To describe the rate of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) and do-not-hospitalize (DNH) orders among residents newly admitted into long-term care homes. We also assessed the association between DNR and DNH orders with hospital admissions, deaths in hospital, and survival.

JAMDA
April 8, 2019

The Authors wish to make a correction to their article published in JAMDA (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2018.09.036) “Improving Nursing Home Residents' Oral Hygiene: Results of a Cluster Randomized Intervention Trial”.

Spotlight
April 4, 2019

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The growing focus on the opioid crisis in the United States has post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) practitioners reexamining how these medications are used in this setting. Fortunately, there are contacts, resources, experts, and tools to support them in their efforts, including a new Society webinar, “Opioid...

Health Policy
April 4, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced new Medicare Part D opioid safety policies to reduce prescription opioid misuse while preserving medically necessary access to these medications. It’s important to note that these new policies are not “one size fits all,” and are deliberately tailored to address distinct populations of Medicare Part D prescription opioid users. These interventions do not apply to residents of long-term care facilities; beneficiaries in hospice, palliative, or end-of-life care; and beneficiaries being treated for active cancer-related pain....

Health Policy
April 4, 2019

AMDA is hosting a webinar, Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM): An Opportunity for PALTC Clinician, on Thursday, April 18, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 PM ET. As always, this webinar is free to members.

This session will discuss the details of PDPM, which will take effect on October 1, 2019, and impact the way skilled nursing facilities are reimbursed for the first time in 20 years. In addition to focusing on the regulatory details of the new model, this webinar will provide guidance to post-acute and long-term care clinicians on how they can become an integral resource to their facilities....

Health Policy
April 4, 2019

This week, the Healthcare Payment Learning and Action Network (HCP LAN) announced that the Roadmap for Driving High Performance in Alternative Payment Models is now live and available for use. This roadmap lets you explore this interactive, web-based tool, which is full of promising practices and strategies to help payers, providers, and others accelerate the design and implementation of successful Alternative Payment Models (APMs).  

You can view the  roadmap by following...

JAMDA
April 4, 2019

To understand how the odds of both adverse and positive transitions vary over the course of episodes of care in nursing homes.

JAMDA
April 3, 2019

The aim of this study was to create a screening tool to predict first-time injurious falls in community-living older men and women.

JAMDA
April 3, 2019

We have read with great interest the article by Alagiakrishnan et al1 and we fully agree with their conclusion advising physicians to be aware of the association of atrial fibrillation (AF) with numerous geriatric syndromes.1 AF is the most common cardiac rhythm disorder in older adults. In subjects aged >75 years, AF has been associated with a worse prognosis compared to younger patients, with higher mortality and greater adverse cardiac events rate.2 Frailty is a biological state of increased vulnerability to health stressors that is also closely related to the ageing process.

JAMDA
April 3, 2019

To examine the level of frailty and somatic comorbidity in older patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) and compare this to patients with medically explained symptoms (MES).