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JAMDA
May 24, 2016

Both anemia and blood transfusion could be precipitating factors for delirium; hence in postoperative patients with anemia at high risk for delirium, it is controversial whether transfusion is the best option. The aim of this study is to investigate the association of anemia and delirium and the role of blood transfusion within the multicomponent prevention strategy of delirium.

JAMDA
May 24, 2016

To describe the functional dependence progression over time in older people living in nursing homes (NHs).

JAMDA
May 24, 2016

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional…”∼Haruki Murakami

JAMDA
May 24, 2016

Both anemia and blood transfusion could be precipitating factors for delirium; hence in postoperative patients with anemia at high risk for delirium, it is controversial whether transfusion is the best option. The aim of this study is to investigate the association of anemia and delirium and the role of blood transfusion within the multicomponent prevention strategy of delirium.

JAMDA
May 24, 2016

To describe the functional dependence progression over time in older people living in nursing homes (NHs).

Spotlight
May 20, 2016
“I knew right away that these were my people,” recalls David Brechtelsbauer, MD, CMD about attending his first Society Annual Conference. Dr. B, as he is called by many, was recently recognized with a lifetime membership for his countless hours of work and the dedication he's shown to the Society, his patients, and the field of post-acute and long-term care. The Society has grown since his first involvement, but Dr. Brechtelsbauer says that it hasn’t lost its “family feel” with “people who are willing to share and talk about the issues that matter to our patients, our teams, and our...
Policy Snapshot
May 20, 2016

MACRA Small Practices Fact Sheet: The Quality Payment Program: Flexibilities and Support for Small Practices and Practices in Rural Areas and Health Professional Shortage Areas

On April 27, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement key provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), bipartisan legislation that replaced the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate formula with a new approach to paying clinicians for the value and quality of care they provide.

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Policy Snapshot
May 20, 2016

The Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (HCP-LAN) final draft patient attribution white paper, entitled Accelerating and Aligning Population-Based Payment Models: Patient Attribution, includes 10 recommendations for designating the population for which a provider will accept accountability in a Population Based Payment...

Policy Snapshot
May 20, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Experience Report. This annual report provides data and trends on participation, incentive eligibility, incentive payments, and payment adjustments. Report highlights include:

  • 1.32 million professionals were eligible to participate in PQRS in 2014
  • Participation increased by 11 percent in 2014 from 2013
  • ...
JAMDA
May 20, 2016

Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the elderly.1 Hypertension occurs in 69% of persons with a first myocardial infarction,2 in 77% of those with a first stroke,2 in 74% of individuals with congestive heart failure,2 and in 60% of older adults with peripheral artery disease.3 Hypertension is also a major risk factor in older adults for dissecting aortic aneurysm, sudden cardiac death, angina pectoris, chronic kidney disease, left ventricular hypertrophy, thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, atrial fibrillation, diabetes mellitus, the metabolic syndrome,...