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JAMDA
March 20, 2019

To determine community- and individual-level correlates of administrator tenure in US residential care communities (RCCs).

Spotlight
March 19, 2019

Wanting to give back to the organization and profession that have given so much to them is a common desire for Society leaders. Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC, our newly elected vice president, gives back in abundance and with his own personal touch.

Everyone knows Dr. Steinberg for many things. However, the two most prominent probably are his role as Caring for the Ages editor-in-chief and his passion for pet therapy.  With Caring, Dr. Steinberg has been an enthusiastic leader and visionary who has led the publication to tackle a wide array of cutting-edge...

JAMDA
March 19, 2019

We examined whether previously identified relationships between sociodemographic factors and caregivers for skilled nursing facility (SNF) admissions are replicated when jointly accounting for longitudinal change in functional limitations. We further explored the impact of caregivers by investigating the relationship between caregiver's characteristics and SNF admissions.

JAMDA
March 19, 2019

Sarcopenia is diagnosed on the basis of skeletal muscle mass and muscle strength/function; however, simpler and more accurate measures for muscle mass and muscle strength/function should be explored using ultrasonography. This study aimed to investigate a new screening method using ultrasonography to diagnose sarcopenia of lower leg muscles in older males.

JAMDA
March 19, 2019

To investigate the short- and long-term effects of elastic resistance training (ERT) on physical performance, inflammatory markers, and myokines in older women living in a nursing home.

Health Policy
March 14, 2019

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 coverage of skilled nursing care for certain patients, resulting in exorbitant and unexpected out-of-pocket costs. The Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2019 (H.R. 1682 & S. 753) would ensure Medicare covers doctor-recommended post-acute care by counting the time spent under “observation status” toward the requisite three-day hospital stay for coverage of skilled nursing care....

Health Policy
March 14, 2019

On March 11, the president released to Congress his budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The budget request proposes significant reductions to Medicare and Medicaid over 10 years.  The president’s budget is non-binding.  Congress will now develop the budget and pass the measure for fiscal year 2020. 

Medicare

Medicare spending would be reduced under this budget by $845 billion over 10 years.  Significant provisions include proposed changes to the physician fee schedule and post-acute payments.

The budget establishes a...

Health Policy
March 14, 2019

During this call on Tuesday, March 19, from 1:30-3 PM ET, you’ll learn about the recently released CMS Data Element Library (DEL), a database of post-acute care patient assessment content mapped to nationally accepted health IT standards to support interoperable health information exchange between providers and with patients. A question and answer session follows the presentation, including an opportunity to provide feedback on the DEL. Topics include:

  • The patient story: Use cases for health information exchange

  • ...
Spotlight
March 14, 2019

 


Hi everyone. My name is Arif Nazir. I’m the chief medical officer for Signature HealthCARE and president of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

How did you first become involved with the Society?

I first got involved with the Society when I started my position as a faculty member at...

JAMDA
March 14, 2019

To assess (1) temporal changes (2008–2015) in nursing home (NH) length of stay (LoS) in 3 Canadian health jurisdictions (Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg), (2) resident admission characteristics associated with LoS, and (3) temporal changes of admission characteristics in each of the 3 jurisdictions.