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Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

Caring Editor in Chief Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC talks about a change in how health care is provided and paid for and what it means to you.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

Meaningful Use would get a new name and an emphasis on flexibility under a proposal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

Antipsychotics should be used judiciously when patients with dementia develop agitation or psychosis, according to the American Psychiatric Association’s first practice guideline on this issue, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently issued a proposed rule (CMS-1645-P) outlining proposed FY 2017 Medicare payment rates and quality programs for skilled nursing facilities. CMS will accept comments on the proposed rule until June 20.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

High-dose oral vitamin D supplements taken for 1 year significantly improved cardiac structure and function in patients with chronic heart failure secondary to left ventricular systolic dysfunction, according to results from a new study.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

Many readers are familiar with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation and Medicare and Medicaid Coordination Office (CMMI-MMCO) ongoing project on reducing hospitalizations in nursing home residents. Now finishing its fourth year, recent data have shown all seven previously selected sites to have demonstrated variable but statistically significant reductions in total hospitalizations, avoidable hospitalizations, ED visits, and total costs. These seven sites, referred to as Enhanced Care and Coordination Providers (ECCP) have varied in their approaches, but all have used INTERACT...

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

ORLANDO, FL — More must be done in post-acute and long-term care to “resist and dismantle the prescription cascade” that occurs when side effects of medications are treated by prescribing additional drugs rather than lowering doses or even discontinuing the originally prescribed drugs, Barbara J. Messinger-Rapport, MD, CMD, said at the AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s Annual Conference.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

ORLANDO, FL — The Society House of Delegates (HoD) passed several significant resolutions and white papers at its recent meeting. “It was an incredibly productive and interesting meeting. We made tremendous progress on several key issues within a limited time frame,” said 2015–2016 HoD Chair Milta Little, DO, CMD.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

ORLANDO, FL — Susan M. Levy, MD, CMD, gave no doubt that she was ready to take the reins as president for AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care in the coming year.