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For Kendra Sheppard, MD, MSPH, CMD, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) is as important as a comfortable pair of shoes on a long walk or a good night’s sleep before a grueling trip. Her membership prepares her,...
A passion for quality improvement, a creative mind, and an innovative idea. These are the key ingredients in an AMDA Foundation Quality Improvement (QI) award winner. Just ask Marian McNamara, RN, MSN, 2014 award recipient for "Reduction of...
May 21, 2013
Columbia, MD — In response to the ProPublica report, “ Medicare Drug Program Fails to Monitor Prescribers, Putting Seniors and Disabled at Risk ,” AMDA released the following statement: AMDA agrees that ongoing efforts to educate physicians and...
December 16, 2013
Columbia, MD — AMDA – Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine (AMDA) is pleased to announce the release of a program of free, interactive courses aimed at decreasing the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications for nursing home residents and...
March 13, 2014
Columbia, MD - AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is pleased that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has decided not to finalize its proposed rule to eliminate protected class status for several...
April 24, 2014
Columbia, MD – In 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) set a goal of reducing antipsychotic use in long-stay nursing home residents by 15% nationwide. Recently, the agency announced that this goal has been met. AMDA—The...
September 19, 2014
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine supports the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care’s new goals, announced today , to further reduce the use of antipsychotic medications in long-stay nursing home...
March 20, 2015
Louisville, KY – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) has partnered with the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign to encourage discussions among physicians, patients, and other health care stakeholders about...
July 10, 2015
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) President Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, FACP, has been invited to participate in the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA), Monday, July 13, 2015. The 2015 WHCOA is...