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JAMDA
July 25, 2020

It has been recognized that nutritional interventions play a role in improving the nutritional and functional status of older persons. This systematic review summarizes the evidence on nutritional and functional outcomes of nutritional interventions alone or in combination with physical exercise in geriatric rehabilitation patients.

Spotlight
July 23, 2020

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“There has been an awakening,” says Maria D. Moen, director of platform innovation at ADVault, Inc., a company specializing in digital advance care planning (ACP). “People used to think that advance care planning was only for people with their mortality...

Policy Snapshot
July 23, 2020

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extended the deadline for eligible Medicaid and CHIP physicians and organizations to submit...

Policy Snapshot
July 23, 2020

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced initiatives designed to protect nursing home residents from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will devote $5 billion of the Provider Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to Medicare-certified long-term care facilities and state veterans’ homes (nursing homes), to build nursing home skills and enhance nursing homes’ response to COVID-19, including enhanced...

Policy Snapshot
July 23, 2020

The Physician Compare preview period is open through August 20 at 8:00 PM ET. Preview your 2018 Quality Payment Program performance information before it appears on the Physician Compare website profile pages and in the Downloadable Database. Access the secured preview through the Quality Payment Program website.

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JAMDA
July 23, 2020

To determine the number of steps taken by older patients in hospital and 1 week after discharge; to identify factors associated with step numbers after discharge; and to examine the association between functional decline and step numbers after discharge.

JAMDA
July 23, 2020

To test the effects of deploying a humanoid companion robot (Kabochan) in comparison with usual care for long-term care facilities’ residents with dementia.

JAMDA
July 21, 2020

This systematic review (PROSPERO CRD42019115918) compared the evidence behind anticholinergic burden (ACB) measures and their ability to predict changes in older people's physical function and quality of life.

Weekly Roundup
July 20, 2020

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