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Policy Snapshot
July 1, 2016

Electronic submission of staffing data through the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) is required of all Long Term Care Facilities in 2016. July 1 begins the first date of data collection. You will have up to 45 days to submit data from July 1, 2016-September 30, 2016. The last day to submit data for the quarter is November 14, 2016. ALL nursing homes are encouraged to register to submit data to prepare to meet this requirement and maintain compliance.

AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine met with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and argued...

Policy Snapshot
July 1, 2016

Thursday, July 7 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET

To register or for more information, visit MLN Connects Event Registration. Space may be limited, register early.

During this call, CMS experts discuss key quality measures related to the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) and how they will affect you. Also, find out about upcoming stakeholder...

Policy Snapshot
July 1, 2016

Terrence O’Malley, MD, CMD, a Massachusetts-based geriatrician and long-time member of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, has been named as the long-term care representative to the federal Health Information Technology Standards Committee (HITSC). He was appointed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell.

As part of the HITSC, Dr. O’Malley will work on recommending standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information. “We have a shared vision...

JAMDA
July 1, 2016

Medical care the in nursing home is complex because dependent residents have different levels of omorbidities, polypharmacy, and cognitive, mobility, and neurosensory deficits. The management of chronic diseases like diabetes and the prevention of atherosclerotic complications are usually not a priority in this population.

JAMDA
July 1, 2016

We thank Dr Jump and colleagues for their insights on inclusion of cloudy, foul-smelling urine as part of the evaluation of older adults suspected of having a urinary tract infection (UTI).1 In the surveillance definition of UTI from the revised McGeer/Society of Healthcare Epidemiology Long-Term Care Special Interest Group (SHEA)/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended signs and symptoms of UTI, cloudy, foul-smelling urine is excluded.2 As a result, we have modified the algorithm for empiric treatment of UTI in older persons without an indwelling catheter to align exclusively with...

Weekly Roundup
July 1, 2016

Spotlight: Webinar to Focus on Challenges of Younger Residents

HPA: LTPAC HIT Summit Puts Spotlight on Connecting LTPAC Settings; Society Comments on MACRA Proposed Rule; REMINDER: EHR Incentive Program; REMINDER: PBJ Reporting; CMS Quality Measures and the IMPACT Act Call; Society Member and Experts in PALTC Named to Federal HIT Standards Committee ...

JAMDA
July 1, 2016

Medical care the in nursing home is complex because dependent residents have different levels of omorbidities, polypharmacy, and cognitive, mobility, and neurosensory deficits. The management of chronic diseases like diabetes and the prevention of atherosclerotic complications are usually not a priority in this population.

JAMDA
July 1, 2016

We thank Dr Jump and colleagues for their insights on inclusion of cloudy, foul-smelling urine as part of the evaluation of older adults suspected of having a urinary tract infection (UTI).1 In the surveillance definition of UTI from the revised McGeer/Society of Healthcare Epidemiology Long-Term Care Special Interest Group (SHEA)/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended signs and symptoms of UTI, cloudy, foul-smelling urine is excluded.2 As a result, we have modified the algorithm for empiric treatment of UTI in older persons without an indwelling catheter to align exclusively with...

JAMDA
June 30, 2016

To explore the relationship between polypharmacy and adverse outcomes among older hospital inpatients stratified according to their frailty status.

JAMDA
June 30, 2016

To explore the relationship between polypharmacy and adverse outcomes among older hospital inpatients stratified according to their frailty status.