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Policy Snapshot
April 8, 2016

Thursday, April 14 from 2 to 3 pm ET

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

During this call, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) subject matter experts discuss the development of the Data Element Library.

A question and answer session will follow the presentation, including an opportunity for registrants to provide feedback on the Library. The...

Policy Snapshot
April 8, 2016

A revised Accountable Care Organizations: What Providers Need to Know Fact Sheet is available. Learn about: 

  • Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program
  • Coordinating care through Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
  • Satisfying the quality performance standards

And a revised...

Policy Snapshot
April 8, 2016

Shortages Particularly Acute in Specialties Most Needed by an Aging Population

Under every combination of scenarios modeled, the United States will face a shortage of physicians over the next decade, according to a physician workforce report released this week by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges). The projections show a shortage ranging between 61,700 and 94,700, with a significant shortage showing among many surgical specialties...

Spotlight
April 8, 2016

"No one can do it all for elderly patients in any setting. We need a team that can collaborate, share information, and use their specialized skills and knowledge so that we can provide the best possible care,” says Linda J. Keilman, DNP, GNP-BC, gerontological nurse practitioner at Michigan State University College of Nursing. She has enjoyed many successful, satisfying working relationships with physicians in the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) setting; and she was pleased to have the opportunity to work on AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s Clinical...

Clinical Alerts
April 8, 2016

AUDIENCE: Pharmacy, Nephrology, Internal Medicine, Patient

ISSUE: FDA is requiring labeling changes regarding the recommendations for metformin-containing medicines for diabetes to expand metformin's use in certain patients with reduced kidney function. The current labeling strongly recommends against use of metformin in some patients whose kidneys do not work normally. FDA was asked to review numerous medical studies regarding the safety of metformin use in patients with mild to moderate impairment in kidney function, and to change the measure of...

JAMDA
April 1, 2016
JAMDA
April 1, 2016
JAMDA
April 1, 2016
JAMDA
April 1, 2016
JAMDA
April 1, 2016

Innovative Assistive Health Technology (AHT) has the potential to improve the quality of life for people with dementia or their families. Although development is in its preliminary stages, research shows first promising results. Despite such progress, we are still to observe widespread integration of technology into communities. If society is to benefit from innovative AHT to assist people with dementia and their caregivers, we must deepen our understanding of the needs, barriers, and enablers of innovative AHT.