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JAMDA
January 17, 2019

To describe the use of social and medical care services in a community-dwelling older population from Stockholm, Sweden, using an integrated clinical and functional assessment tool.

Weekly Roundup
January 11, 2019

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Health Policy
January 10, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting Notices of Intent to Apply (NOIAs) via the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Management System (ACO-MS) for the July 1, 2019, start date for the redesigned Medicare Shared Savings Program – Pathways to Success. You must submit a NOIA if you intend to apply to the new BASIC or ENHANCED track of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, to apply for a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-Day Rule Waiver, and/or...

Health Policy
January 10, 2019

 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented new opioid policies for Medicare drug plans effective January 1. The new policies include:

  • Improved safety alerts when patients fill opioid prescriptions at the pharmacy
  • Drug management programs for patients at risk for misuse or abuse of opioids or other drugs 

CMS is holding a call on Thursday, February 14, from 1:30 to 3 PM ET so experts can...

JAMDA
January 10, 2019

We performed a meta-analysis based on prospective cohort studies to synthesize the pooled risk effect and to determine whether frailty is a predictor of all-cause mortality.

JAMDA
January 9, 2019

To evaluate the effects of repeated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tap procedures in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) patients ineligible for surgical treatment.

JAMDA
January 9, 2019

When treating older adults, a main factor to consider is physical frailty. Because specific assessments in clinical trials are frequently lacking, critical appraisal of treatment evidence with respect to functional status is challenging. Our aim was to identify and categorize assessments for functional status given in clinical trials in older adults to allow for a retrospective characterization and indirect comparison of treatment evidence from these cohorts. We conducted 4 separate systematic reviews of randomized and nonrandomized controlled clinical trials in older people with...

Spotlight
January 8, 2019

The opening keynote address at the Society’s annual conference sets the tone for the meeting. It is fitting that this year’s program in Atlanta, GA, starts with a session that features Society leaders sharing research from the past year that is likely to have the greatest impact on the future. During “The Year in Review,” your colleagues who live daily with the research and understand how it translates into practice will offer their exclusive insights. “This is a very exciting session. We’ll talk about some of the most important studies from the past year and make it practical,” says Milta...

JAMDA
January 7, 2019

Our article's primary objective is to examine whether rehabilitation providers can predict which patients discharged from skilled nursing facility (SNF) rehabilitation will be successful in their transition to home, controlling for sociodemographic factors and physical, mental, and social health characteristics.

JAMDA
January 7, 2019

To compare the accumulation of hospital days between initiators and noninitiators of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) among persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD).