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JAMDA
April 30, 2016

In Parkinson disease (PD), patients often require burdensome assistance, delivered by informal caregivers (eg, spouse).

Spotlight
April 29, 2016

John Morley, MB,BCh, Editor-in-Chief of JAMDA, is one of those larger than life figures who lives each day to the fullest and makes every moment count. At the helm of the Society’s journal, he has attracted many prestigious international authors and made JAMDA one of the most frequently cited sources of information on geriatrics and post-acute and long-term care (PALTC). Now, Dr. Morley is looking toward retirement—well, semi-retirement - and he plans to step down as JAMDA Editor. In the coming months, the search for a replacement will...

Policy Snapshot
April 29, 2016

This week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued their proposed rule for implementing certain provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). MACRA ended more than a decade of last-minute fixes to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and made improvements to various health care programs by streamlining quality based payments programs such as the Physician Quality Reporting System, the Value Modifier Program, and the Medicare...

Policy Snapshot
April 29, 2016

This week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added six new quality measures to the Nursing Home Compare website. Three of these six new quality measures are based on Medicare-claims data submitted by hospitals, which is significant because this is the first time CMS is including quality measures that are not based solely on data that are self-reported by nursing homes. These three quality measures measure the rate of rehospitalization, emergency room use, and community discharge among...

Policy Snapshot
April 29, 2016

On April 21, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1645-P) outlining proposed FY 2017 Medicare payment rates and quality programs for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). CMS will accept comments on the proposed rule until June 20, 2016.

Based on proposed changes, CMS projects that aggregate payments to SNFs will increase in FY 2017 by $800 million,...

Policy Snapshot
April 29, 2016

Wednesday, May 11 from 3 to 4:30 pm ET

Join the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for an informative discussion of the comparative billing report on Subsequent Nursing Facility Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services (CBR201605), an educational tool focusing on providers who bill CPT codes 99307 through 99310 to report subsequent nursing facility E/M services. During the webinar, providers will interact directly with content specialists and submit questions about the report. See the...

Policy Snapshot
April 29, 2016

Tuesday, May 10 from 2 to 3 pm ET

To Register: Visit MLN Connects Event Registration. Space may be limited, register early.

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) changes the way Medicare rewards clinicians for providing quality care by streamlining multiple quality programs into a new Quality Payment Program tied to Part B Fee-For-Service payments. With the implementation of MACRA and the replacement of the Sustainable Growth Rate, we will pay clinicians participating in the Merit...

JAMDA
April 26, 2016

There is increasing emphasis on promoting “homelike” residential care models enabling care-dependent people to continue living in a self-determined manner. Yet, little is known about the outcomes of homelike residential care models.

JAMDA
April 26, 2016

There is increasing emphasis on promoting “homelike” residential care models enabling care-dependent people to continue living in a self-determined manner. Yet, little is known about the outcomes of homelike residential care models.

JAMDA
April 23, 2016

We thank Kizilarslanoglu et al for their letter to the editor regarding our recent Maastricht Sarcopenia Study (MaSS) publication1 in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.