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JAMDA
September 29, 2020

Hospitalizations are common among long-stay nursing home (NH) residents, but the role of rurality in hospitalization is understudied. This study examines the relationships between rurality, NH, and market characteristics and NH quarterly risk-adjusted hospitalization rates of long-stay residents over 10 quarters (2011 Q2-2013 Q3).

JAMDA
September 29, 2020

The purpose of our study was to identify factors that predict 1-year incident hip and major osteoporotic non-hip fractures (ie, wrist, spine, pelvis, humerus) for home care recipients while accounting for the competing risk of death.

JAMDA
September 29, 2020

Since its emergence in late 2019, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has rapidly spread across the world with unprecedented impacts globally. The mainstay of diagnosis remains reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR); however, uncertainty remains about the sensitivity of these tests, as was recently outlined by Woloshin et al.1 Only 1 study has used a clinical gold standard to determine a sensitivity of only 66%.2 As a result, many have adopted policies of serial testing, even in low- to moderate-risk patients, potentially leading to delays in care...

JAMDA
September 29, 2020

Describe how the availability of assisted living (AL) and dementia-specific AL vary across counties and correlate with demographic and socioeconomic characteristics.

JAMDA
September 28, 2020

LTSS for older adults are crucial post-incarceration. A combination of public-private partnerships, utilization of health trainees, and unique approaches to informal caregiver support could help older adults following prison.

Weekly Roundup
September 27, 2020

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JAMDA
September 26, 2020

Omission of care in US nursing homes can lead to increased risk for harm or adverse outcomes, decreased quality of life for residents, and increased healthcare expenditures. However, scholars and policymakers in long-term care have taken varying approaches to defining omissions of care, which makes efforts to prevent them challenging. Subject matter experts and a broad range of nursing home stakeholders participated in iterative rounds of engagement to identify key concepts and aspects of omissions of care and develop a consensus-based definition that is clear, meaningful, and actionable...

JAMDA
September 26, 2020

We explored the roles of attending physicians of long-term care (LTC) residents in supporting their family caregivers (FCGs).

Policy Snapshot
September 25, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the availability of up to $165 million in supplemental funding to states currently operating Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration programs. This funding will help state Medicaid programs jump-start efforts to transition individuals with disabilities and older adults from institutions and nursing facilities to home and community-based settings (HCBS) of their choosing.

This action delivers on the administration’s commitment to ...

Policy Snapshot
September 25, 2020

The IRF Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available in support of the December 2020 refresh. Please note that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) postponed the September 2020 IRF refresh to December 2020 due to technical issues.

The data contained within the Preview Reports are based on quality assessment data submitted by IRFs from Quarter 1 – 2019 through Quarter 4 – 2019, and the annual update of the claims-based measures data from Quarter 4 – 2017 through Quarter 3 – 2019. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and...