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JAMDA
February 1, 2019

This document offers guidance to clinicians and facilities on the use of telemedicine to deliver medically necessary evaluation and management of change of condition for nursing home residents.

JAMDA
February 1, 2019

This systematic review aimed to methodically review the available evidence on poor treatment outcomes after repositioning maneuver treatments in adults with BPPV and whether there are differences in the outcomes for older and younger adults.

Health Policy
February 1, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, February 5, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM ET to provide an overview of the quality performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in Year 3 (2019) of the Quality Payment Program. Existing MIPS participants, as well as clinicians who are new to MIPS in 2019, should join to learn more about how to participate in the quality performance category.

During the webinar, CMS subject matter experts will provide information on a variety of topics, including:

  • Participation
  • ...
Health Policy
February 1, 2019

The January 2019 Nursing Home Compare Refresh, including quality measure results based on SNF QRP data submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is now available.

The updated SNF quality measure results are based on data submitted to CMS between:

  1. Quarter 2 2017 and Quarter 1 2018
  • Application of Percent of Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury (Long Stay) (#0674)
  • Percent of Residents or Patients with Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened (Short Stay) (NQF #0678)
  • Application of
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Health Policy
February 1, 2019

Learn how to manage and submit your 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data through the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website by April 2 by viewing these brief videos:

JAMDA
February 1, 2019

We examined the influence of various dietary patterns on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) expressed as peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak), taking into account demographics and lifestyle risk factors.

JAMDA
February 1, 2019

To examine family caregivers' experiences with end-of-life care for nursing home residents with dementia and associations with the residents dying peacefully.

Weekly Roundup
February 1, 2019

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When Lakshman Swamy, MD, MBA, was a medical resident, he thought intensive care was “where the action was. Everything happens right then, right there.” However, he quickly realized, “This is barely the start of the patient’s journey. Recovery is immense for...

Spotlight
January 30, 2019

When Lakshman Swamy, MD, MBA, was a medical resident, he thought intensive care was “where the action was. Everything happens right then, right there.” However, he quickly realized, “This is barely the start of the patient’s journey. Recovery is immense for so many people, and they leave the hospital with incredible functional deficits. My friends in post-acute and long-term care medicine get these patients through recovery and give them their lives back.” His admiration for this group has him especially pleased and honored to talk about “Beyond Burnout: Practical Solutions to Improve the...

JAMDA
January 30, 2019

Identifying strong predictors for falls and mobility limitations in older adults with a falls-related emergency department visit is crucial. This study aimed to compare, in this clinical population, the incremental predictive value of the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) component tests for incident falls, injurious falls, and mobility limitations.