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JAMDA
May 24, 2016

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

JAMDA
May 24, 2016

The concepts of skin failure and similar entities (e.g., Kennedy Terminal Ulcer) are not new to postacute and long-term care clinicians.1,2 As Dr. Levine points out in this issue of the Journal,3 we are seeing skin failure invoked more frequently these days, at least in narrative documentation, even though there is no current ICD-10 code that corresponds to it. This trend may reflect improved general recognition among practitioners of this type of skin breakdown, often widespread, as part of a multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, or it may reflect attempts to reduce liability by calling...

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...