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March 24, 2017
This week, the House of Representatives plans on voting on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) legislation which would repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The path to passage, however, has been met with challenges after President Trump...
March 10, 2017
This week, the House Republicans introduced their legislation to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill, the American Health Care Act , was introduced through a budget process known as reconciliation and focuses on...
March 7, 2017
We asked the Society’s 2016-2017 Board of Directors to tell us their predictions and hopes for 2017. Here’s what a few of them had to say: Arif Nazir, MD, FACP, CMD I really want to share with you our celebration for an amazing 2016, a great year...
March 3, 2017
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) recently introduced the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act (S.178) . The goal of S.178 is to minimize elder abuse and exploitation, and to establish an infrastructure within...
February 24, 2017
A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) MLN Matters Article on Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) Instructions is now available. The article gives instructions on how to use the MOON to inform Medicare beneficiaries when they...
February 17, 2017
Congressman Tom Price, MD, (R-GA) was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 52-47 to service as the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Secretary Price is an orthopedic surgeon that has been in support of repealing the...
February 1, 2017
Are you clear on which pneumococcal vaccine is appropriate for your patients or loved ones? Hi – I’m Christopher Laxton, Executive Director of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The CDC recommends that all adults 65 years...
February 3, 2017
As of July 1, 2016, electronic submission of staffing data through the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) is mandatory for all long-term care facilities. You have up to 45 days after the end of the quarter to submit data for Federal Fiscal Quarter 1 (...
February 3, 2017
This week, the Society worked with the Observation Status Coalition to submit a question during the Senate Finance Committee’s confirmation hearing for Representative Tom Price (R-GA), nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Senator...
February 3, 2017
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced a bill and a resolution that would prevent the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) process from moving forward. The resolution comes before the February 1st statutory deadline required to discontinue the...