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June 10, 2019

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On the May 28 AMDA On-The-Go podcast about the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), host

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June 2, 2019

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Society Treasurer Jeffrey Nichols, MD, CMD, is widely known for his popular “Dear Dr. Jeff “column in Caring for the Ages. However, he is more than that—much more. He currently is chief medical officer at the Gouverneur Skilled Nursing Facility in...

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May 26, 2019

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In Episode 31, AMDA On-The-Go host Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, and his guest, Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD, president of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM), talked about “Leadership in Skilled Nursing Homes," including the...

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May 19, 2019

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AMDA On-The-Go podcast host Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, asked some tough questions at the beginning of his April 29 show on Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics in Long-Term Care Facilities. Specifically, “In the ever-swinging pendulum of health care, where...

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May 12, 2019

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Concerns about sepsis bring with them lots of questions. A May 15 Society webinar, Sepsis: Practical Pearls in Diagnosis and Treatment Decisions in LTC, will provide answers. Participants will gain insights into known principles of sepsis clinical...

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May 5, 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...

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April 28, 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...

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April 21, 2019

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The AMDA On-The-Go podcast on deprescribing was recorded live at the Society’s annual conference in Atlanta, GA, last month with host Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, and guest Daniel Haimowitz, MD, CMD. “This topic is important to me and to many geriatricians...

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April 14, 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...

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April 7, 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...