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JAMDA
September 24, 2015

Advance knowledge about changes in multiple dimensions of health related quality of life (HRQoL) among older adults receiving long-term services and supports (LTSS) over time and across settings.

JAMDA
September 24, 2015

To describe the development of a nursing home (NH) quality improvement learning collaborative (QILC) that provides Lean Six Sigma (LSS) training and infrastructure support for quality assurance performance improvement change efforts.

JAMDA
September 24, 2015

To elucidate whether a combination of slow gait speed and depressive symptoms result in higher risk of incident disability in older adults than either symptom individually.

JAMDA
September 22, 2015

Many recent guidelines and consensus on sarcopenia have incorporated gait speed and grip strength as diagnostic criteria without addressing early posture changes adopted to maintain gait speed before weakness is clinically evident.

JAMDA
September 22, 2015

“The impossible of today is the history of tomorrow”Marguerite Duras

JAMDA
September 22, 2015

To describe observations of suffering in patients with dementia from the diagnosis of pneumonia until cure or death.

JAMDA
September 18, 2015

Alzheimer disease (AD) is a global health problem which afflicts millions of old age population worldwide. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and memantine are recognized drug treatments with limited clinical efficacy. It is uncertain if earlier initiation of these drugs will result in better outcomes in the longer term.

Health Policy
September 18, 2015

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, along with the American Medical Association and 40 other organizations, recently sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell asking for a pause in the meaningful use stage 3 program as well as a reevaluation the full program in light of new changes to Medicare with the passage of the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the development of the MIPS payment system.

“The proposed MU Stage 3 regulation...

Health Policy
September 18, 2015

On July 6, 2015, CMS and the American Medical Association (AMA) released a joint statement about their efforts to help the provider community get ready for ICD-10. This statement included guidance from CMS that allows for flexibility in the claims auditing and quality reporting processes. In response to questions from the health care community, CMS released...

Health Policy
September 18, 2015

On September 11, CMS began distributing letters to Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) individual Eligible Professionals (EPs), EPs providing services at Critical Access Hospitals billing under method II, and group practices about the 2016 PQRS negative payment adjustment. The letter indicates that an individual or group did not satisfactorily report 2014 PQRS quality measures in order to avoid the 2.0% 2016 negative PQRS payment adjustment.

If I received the payment adjustment letter, what are my options?

If you believe that you have been incorrectly...