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April 30, 2019

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During a recent AMDA On-The-Go podcast on Advance Care Planning (ACP), host Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, noted that this “is by no means a new concept in medicine.” Yet guest Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC, brought lots of fresh insights and energy to the topic. He said, “We have seen improvements in patients...

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April 25, 2019

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“This is huge.” That is how practitioners and providers alike are describing the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) that goes into effect on October 1. The Society is staying on top of this hot topic with publications and programming, including a May 1 webinar, The Quest for Quality: Red Flags in Skilled Therapy and the...

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April 16, 2019

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The AMDA On-The-Go podcast on deprescribing, recorded live at the Society’s annual conference in Atlanta, GA, last month, started with laughter and fun as host Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, and guest Daniel Haimowitz, MD, CMD, joked about using an applause sign to trigger audience response. However, the conversation...

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April 9, 2019

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The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will take effect on October 1. This not only represents a major change in how skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are reimbursed; it also will significantly impact the dynamic between clinicians and the facilities they service.

If you’re not ready for PDPM it’s time to gear up...

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April 4, 2019

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The growing focus on the opioid crisis in the United States has post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) practitioners reexamining how these medications are used in this setting. Fortunately, there are contacts, resources, experts, and tools to support them in their efforts, including a new Society webinar, “Opioid...

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March 27, 2019

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The AMDA On-the-Go podcast took to the road earlier this month, heading to Atlanta, GA, for the Society’s annual conference. Host Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, went live before an engaged, excited audience who had a chance to see behind the curtains on the planning and...

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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...

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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...

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February 26, 2019

After three days of education and networking at the annual conference, you might be tempted to sleep in on Sunday morning. But set the alarm, and you’ll get more than coffee and breakfast. You will hear from and talk with leading experts, and you will get exclusive insights, ideas, and solutions on the issues weighing on your mind. Choose Clinical Quandaries or Medical Direction Challenges, and be prepared to ask questions and share experiences. Then head home with best practices and pearls of wisdom you can use right away.

“I really enjoy these sessions because they are like small...

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February 18, 2019

Research is important but not always exciting. However, a session at the annual conference focused on research will not only be “fun and engaging,” says JAMDA co-editor-in-chief Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, but participants will come away as better consumers of academic literature. They will even have some new skills that they can use to write their own research paper or to review articles for JAMDA–something that would make a notable contribution to the Society and post-acute/long-term care (PALTC) medicine.

“How to Read and Review Research Papers” is set for Friday,...