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Policy Snapshot
May 21, 2021
Do you have a patient with a cognitive impairment? Medicare covers a separate visit for a cognitive assessment so you can more thoroughly evaluate cognitive function and help with care planning. Three Things You Need to Know: If your patient shows...
Policy Snapshot
May 21, 2021
A new report from the American Medical Association (AMA) provides a detailed look at the official U.S. health care spending estimates through 2019 using data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It also presents preliminary...
JAMDA
May 21, 2021
We examined whether better patient safety culture (PSC) in skilled nursing facilities was associated with higher likelihood of successful community discharge for post-acute care residents.
JAMDA
May 21, 2021
POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) is a medical order form used to document preferences about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), medical interventions such as hospitalization, care in the intensive care unit, and/or ventilation...
JAMDA
May 21, 2021
Obesity is associated with sarcopenia in older adults, and weight loss can lead to further muscle mass loss. Oxytocin decreases with age, and animal studies suggest that oxytocin administration has trophic effects on skeletal muscle cells and...
Spotlight
May 20, 2021
MEMBERS ONLY CONTENT Login or Join While everyone is eager to move beyond the pandemic, it is essential to examine what we’ve been through, where there were triumphs and failures, and what changes will be necessary and beneficial moving forward...
JAMDA
May 20, 2021
Laxatives are among the most prescribed medications to nursing home (NH) patients, and we evaluated the hypothesis that laxative agents could be prescribed as a result of a prescribing cascade. The aims of the study are (1) to investigate the use of...
JAMDA
May 20, 2021
This study aimed to examine the relationship between muscle mass and intramuscular adipose tissue of the quadriceps at post-acute care admission and recovery of swallowing ability in patients with stroke.
JAMDA
May 19, 2021
This study aimed to describe objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behavior in geriatric rehabilitation patients receiving care in the home-based compared to the hospital-based setting.
JAMDA
May 19, 2021
Policies and regulations on opioid use have evolved from being primarily state-to federally based. We examined the trends and variation in chronic opioid use among states and nursing homes.