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JAMDA
April 1, 2019

To understand physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) staffing levels in nursing homes and to examine their relationship with quality of care.

JAMDA
April 1, 2019

Discharge to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) is common in patients with heart failure (HF). It is unknown whether the transition from SNF to home is risky for these patients. Our objective was to study outcomes for the 30 days after discharge from SNF to home among Medicare patients hospitalized with HF who had subsequent SNF stays of 30 days or less.

Health Policy
March 28, 2019

On Tuesday, April 2, the House Education & Labor Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions will hold a hearing, Examining Surprise Billing: Protecting Patients from Financial Pain. Surprise billing has become an issue Congress is trying to tackle this session and legislation is being introduced to help address it, especially for those in the post-acute and long-term care setting.

Reps. Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to fix an arbitrary Medicare policy that excludes...

Health Policy
March 28, 2019

On October 1, the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is replacing Resource Utilization Group, Version IV for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has resources to help you prepare.

The Society has scheduled a webinar for Thursday, April 18, on this important topic: Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM): An Opportunity for PALTC Clinicians. Go here for additional details.

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JAMDA
March 28, 2019

The association of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic factors with survival rates of nursing home (NH) residents with treated end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is unclear. We examined whether race/ethnicity, ZIP code–level, and individual-level indicators of poverty relate to mortality of NH residents on dialysis.

Spotlight
March 27, 2019

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The AMDA On-the-Go podcast took to the road earlier this month, heading to Atlanta, GA, for the Society’s annual conference. Host Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, went live before an engaged, excited audience who had a chance to see behind the curtains on the planning and...

JAMDA
March 26, 2019

Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) have been recognized to increase the risk of dementia among individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). However, it is unclear whether the risk is shared across the various NPS or driven primarily by selected few symptoms. This study sought to provide confirmatory evidence on the comparative risk of dementia across the various NPS in MCI.

JAMDA
March 26, 2019

Evaluate the influence of social factors on admission to aged residential care (ARC) facilities using a national comprehensive geriatric assessment database in New Zealand.

JAMDA
March 26, 2019

During recent years, syncope studies have included an increasing number of older subjects with multimorbidity.1–4 Moreover, increasing awareness of pathophysiology today allows a more accurate differential diagnosis of this condition.5 Yet how syncope etiology changes with advancing age and increasing multimorbidity is still unclear. The present paper thus aimed at comparing and discussing the results of 3 multicentre studies, and analysing how syncope etiology changes with age and the presence of chronic conditions, with a specific focus on dementia.