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JAMDA
November 1, 2016

To identify the main factors associated with the use of nursing home facilities and to calculate their costs among older people with diabetes in Europe.

JAMDA
November 1, 2016

Information exchange is critical to high-quality care transitions from hospitals to post-acute care (PAC) facilities. We conducted a survey to evaluate the completeness and timeliness of information transfer and communication between a tertiary-care academic hospital and its related PAC facilities.

JAMDA
November 1, 2016

To cross-culturally adapt and validate the Spanish-language version of the SARC-F in Mexican community-dwelling older adults.

JAMDA
October 31, 2016

To investigate the effects of exercise on gait speed, when tested using walking aids and without, and whether effects differed according to amount of support in the test.

Spotlight
October 28, 2016

“The keynote speakers are very engaging. I’ve especially enjoyed hearing from regulatory and legislative insiders who offer insights into payment and policy issues,” says David Greene, MD, CMD, the first registrant for the 2017 Annual Conference. He also appreciates the opportunity to hear from national post-acute and long-term care leaders. “At the Society conferences, you get talks from the people who wrote the book—really brilliant practitioners, the movers and shakers who have contributed enormously to nursing home care and are widely respected,” he says.

Policy Snapshot
October 28, 2016

The 2015 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) were released on September 26, 2016 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The 2015 Annual QRURs show how physician groups and physician solo practitioners performed in 2015 on the quality and cost measures used to calculate the 2017 Value Modifier as well as their 2017 Value Modifier payment adjustment. Access and review your 2015 Annual QRUR now to determine whether you are subject to the 2017 Value Modifier payment adjustment.

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Policy Snapshot
October 28, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a new provider compliance fact sheet with tips on skilled nursing facility inpatient services. The tip sheet reviews common reason for denials of claims and how to prevent them along with resources that are helpful in avoiding improper payments.

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Policy Snapshot
October 28, 2016

On October 25, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new opportunities for clinicians to join Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) developed by the CMS Innovation Center to improve care and potentially earn an incentive payment under the Quality Payment Program created through the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). CMS announced that it expects to re-open applications for new practices and payers in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model and new participants in the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO)...

Policy Snapshot
October 28, 2016

Tuesday, November 1 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET

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Learn how to report quality measures during the 2016 program year to maximize your participation in Medicare quality programs, including the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, Value-Based Payment Modifier (Value Modifier), and the Medicare Shared Savings...

Policy Snapshot
October 28, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Survey & Certification memo noting the need to develop and provide training to LTC surveyors and providers, related to the new regulations. The training will contain information regarding Phase 1 of the New Nursing Home Regulations that will be effective starting November 28, 2016. This information will address the new language included in the New Nursing...