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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....

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July 23, 2018

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Traveling the globe as an ambassador of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) is a source of great pride for Society President Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD. As she plans to speak at and attend the Nursing Home Research International Working Group Conference in Rome, Italy, this September, she says: “Our role is to interact...

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July 17, 2018

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James Pattee, MD, CMD was a visionary who not only understood the value of the education, training, and certification for physicians practicing post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) medicine; he also realized that these initiatives must evolve over time to accommodate changes in health care, technology, regulatory...

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July 10, 2018

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If the Foundation’s Quality Improvement and Health Outcomes (QIHO) Awards had a face, it might be that of Marian McNamara, RN. She and her colleagues have received this honor four times in the last five years, and McNamara embodies the innovation, creativity, passion, and teamwork that the award was designed to empower....

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July 3, 2018

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Mark E. Williams, MD, CMD, doesn’t back away from challenges. In fact, he seems to relish them. Providing quality care for his patients is his incentive, and the results have been impressive. In three years, he took his facility—the Cypress Pointe Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington, N.C.—from a 1-star to a 5-star rating...

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June 26, 2018

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Every day, post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) practitioners look at problems and challenges and think “What if?” This leads to innovative, creative solutions and, in Allison Gustavson’s case, a Society Quality Improvement (QI) Award, which is designed to encourage the development of innovative projects that will make a...

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June 21, 2018

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“We want people to roll up their sleeves and talk medicine at this meeting,” says Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD, about the Society’s 2019 Annual Conference, set for March 7-10 in Atlanta, GA. There is still time to submit a proposal to present at the conference, and Dr. Bellantoni, chair of the Annual Conference Program...

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June 13, 2018

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Adverse drug events [ADEs] are not only a tremendous financial drain, but they also can alter a person’s life. Patients need advocates, and clinicians should take on this role and do everything they can to keep people safe, says Donna Lisi, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP...

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June 8, 2018

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Dr. Billy Dodd wore many hats—physician, Society founder, leader, teacher, mentor, innovator, speaker, and—of course—jazz pianist. “While I never knew Billy Dodd well, I do remember his great performances on the piano during several annual meetings,” says Paul Katz, MD, CMD,...