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JAMDA
August 11, 2016

Late life depression (LLD), defined as depressive illness in people aged 60 years or older, is more complex than depression presenting in earlier life, with different clinical features and a poorer response to therapy. Different biological factors underlie LLD and hypotension may be an important modifiable risk factor. The aim of this systematic review is to clarify the relationship between hypotension and LLD.

Clinical Alerts
August 10, 2016

FDA released an updated statement including a voluntary recallExternal Web Site Icon of all of liquid products manufactured by PharmaTech and distributed by: Rugby, Major, Bayshore, Metron, Centurion, and Virtus. Read more.

JAMDA
August 9, 2016

The study aimed to examine the epidemiology of hypertonic contractures and its relationship with minimal trauma fracture (MTF), and to determine the incidence and predictors of (MTF) in long-term care residents.

Policy Snapshot
August 5, 2016

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Learn about Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) negative payment adjustments, feedback reports, and the informal review process for program year 2015 results and 2017 payment adjustment determination.

Policy Snapshot
August 5, 2016

Recordings of the webinars are available FREE for members.

THE ROLE OF QIOS IN NEW PAYMENT MODELS
Confused about MACRA? This webinar is for you and will give you the tools you need to succeed within the changing payment landscape. Click here to access the webinar.

PARAMETERS FOR DISCUSSING AND BILLING FOR THE NEW ADVANCE CARE PLAN CODE
This webinar discusses the value of ACP, the new ACP code, when to consider using it, and how to meet...

JAMDA
August 5, 2016

Blood pressure (BP) control in the elderly is often limited by poor compliance with prescribed regimen. Both can be influenced by clinical cognitive or mood impairments; however, the impact of subclinical alterations of cognition or mood remains unknown.

JAMDA
August 5, 2016

The issue of subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) reverting to normal cognition (NC) has to date been taken in limited consideration, and no conclusive data are available on the rate of reversion. We aimed at systematically reviewing available longitudinal studies on MCI and meta-analyzing data with the purpose of estimating the proportion of subjects reverting to NC.

Spotlight
August 5, 2016

“The use of narcotics to treat pain will likely go the way of atypical antipsychotics. The survey process will likely include gradual dose reductions. Narcotics are used to treat pain but these drugs also kill people,” says Eric Tangalos, MD, CMD, presenter of an upcoming webinar on chronic pain management. “We need to make efforts to reduce pain without relying on narcotics. We need to be aware of dosing in Morphine Milligram Equivalents.” Not only is this best for the patient; practitioners also will be getting pressure from federal and state regulators to address pain safely. “Most...

Weekly Roundup
August 5, 2016

Spotlight: Pain Relief for Practitioners - The Latest Word on Evolving Issue

HPA: CMS PQRS Feedback Reports and Informal Review Process for Program Year 2015 Results Call, Miss Any of the Society's Popular Policy Webinars?

JAMDA
August 3, 2016

Frailty is a common geriatric syndrome that confers increased risk of adverse health outcomes.1,2 Because of its close association with functional disability, frailty has a devastating impact on individuals, families, and society as a whole. Thus, searching for modifiable risk factors for such conditions is a major challenge.