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JAMDA
September 12, 2019

To examine the associations of prefracture psychological resilience and prefracture general mental health with physical function among older adults with hip fracture surgery.

JAMDA
September 11, 2019

To examine factors associated with perceived quality of communication with physicians by relatives of dying residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs).

JAMDA
September 9, 2019

We congratulate Wilson et al1 for their article on a new diagnostic tool for sarcopenia. They have drawn attention to the importance of ultrasound measurements as it relates to thigh muscle thickness for sarcopenia diagnosis. Anterior thigh and abdominal muscles are known to be affected with aging, earlier than other muscles.2,3 Therefore, we strongly believe in the importance of evaluating thigh muscles. However, we disagree with some of the interpretations of their study.

JAMDA
September 6, 2019

Information on the impact of polypharmacy on kidney function in older adults is limited. We prospectively investigated the association between intake of total number of drugs or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and kidney function.

Spotlight
September 5, 2019

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Earlier this summer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule that would significantly revise the regulation regarding Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs and the facility-based Quality Assurance and...

Policy Snapshot
September 5, 2019

This is a friendly reminder about the Medicare Learning Network call, Dementia Care: Supporting Comfort and Resident Preferences, which will take place this Tuesday (September 10) from 1:30 to 3 PM ET.

During this call, you’ll be able to gain insight on approaches to care for residents living with dementia that focus on resident preferences, maintaining comfort, and assisting with unmet needs. Additionally, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) representative will provide updates on the progress of the ...

Policy Snapshot
September 5, 2019

CMS Listening Session on Opioids Scheduled for September 17

Are you a physician, nurse practitioner, other advanced practice nurse, or physician assistant who prescribes opioids? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants your input during a listening session on September 17 from 4:30 to 6 PM ET on how best to implement Section 6065 of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act). ...

Policy Snapshot
September 5, 2019

If you participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2018, your performance feedback, which includes your MIPS final score and payment adjustment factor(s), are available for review on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website. If you believe an error has been made, you can request a targeted review from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) until September 30 at 8 PM ET. The MIPS payment adjustment you will receive in 2020 is based on your final score.

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Policy Snapshot
September 5, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the latest episode of the CMS: Beyond the Policy podcast. This edition features key remarks from CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the application developers, and Medicare beneficiaries on the launch of the pilot project, Data at the Point of Care, and the value of these applications. You can also listen to the podcast on Google Play ...

JAMDA
September 1, 2019