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October 3, 2018

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“It was exciting to see that people recognize the importance of post-acute and long-term care [PALTC]. Increasingly, they understand our world and the impact of it in the continuum of care,” says Society President Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, about the Society’s...

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September 25, 2018

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Sitting at her desk, Teresa C. McCarthy, MD, MS, CMD, a new member of the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM), can’t help but think about James Pattee, MD, CMD, the “father” of the Certified Medical Director (CMD) designation and the Core Curriculum on Medical...

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September 18, 2018

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Christopher Trotz, MD, CMD, brings a unique perspective to his new role as an American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) board member. As a physician executive and practitioner, he devised a strategic plan to address how physicians and advance...

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September 11, 2018

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As with many Society members, a love of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) medicine runs deep for Andrea Moser, MD, MSc, CMD, a newly appointed American Board for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) board member. She says, “I was fortunate enough to have...

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September 5, 2018

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Arif Nazir, MD, CMD, thrives on innovation, and he believes that innovators are a special breed. “I used to think that innovators are born that way. While there may be some truth to that, I also think that anyone who faces a problem and refuses to give up until a new solution is found is an innovator,” he says. “...

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August 29, 2018

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While the recent wildfires struck a part of California hundreds of miles away from his home and facility, they reminded Timothy Gieseke, MD, CMD, of a time not long ago when a similar disaster threatened his community of Santa Rosa, CA. Looking back, he learned much...

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August 21, 2018

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Rebecca Elon, MD, MPH, CMD, has a history with the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) that goes back to its beginning. The new ABPLM board member says, “Back in the ‘80s, I attended a University of Minnesota training course for nursing home medical directors that was developed by Drs. James...

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August 15, 2018

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Anemia is a common problem in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) that often gets ignored or dismissed. T.S. Dharmarajan, MD, MACP, AGSF, wants to change that. “Anemia isn’t an illness, rather an indicator of an underlying disorder. It is a common problem that will not get better on its own. If you identify anemia, more...

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August 8, 2018

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“We appreciate the opportunity to work with the Society and post-acute and long-term care [PALTC] practitioners,” says Stephanie Davis, MS, RD, chief of the LTC Certification & Enforcement Branch at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), about the upcoming webinar, “Utilization of Civil Monetary...

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July 31, 2018

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Members who share their time and talents with the Society have a powerful impact on others, even if they don’t realize it. Just ask Eric Hasemeier, DO, MBA, CMD, the Society’s 2018 Medical Director of the Year.

When Dr. Hasemeier went through the Core Curriculum on Medical Direction program several years ago, J....