Report from AMDA Long Term Care 2014 – Change, But No Clear Direction

Dr. Len Gelman assumed the American Medical Directors Association’s Presidency at the annual meeting in Nashville, TN 2/22-3/2/14. Dr. Gelman, takes the president’s role during a period of significant change in the long term care arena. He defined a theme focused on passion and conviction. Passion about what we do and conviction that what we … Click to continue reading

The Best Nursing Home Quality Measure CMS Does Not Publish – Turnover

A recent Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA) article prompted this question: Are Nursing Home Survey Deficiencies Higher in Facilities With Greater Staff Turnover?  (Published February 2014). When you have to personally recommend a nursing home, how do you pick from the myriad of facilities in your region?  Sad to say, I do … Click to continue reading

Rod Baird Discusses How PA/LTC Physicians Are Disadvantaged by the Value-Based Modifier

Not long ago, my wife and I attended a production of “The Book Club Play” by Karen Zacarias. Much like the characters in the play, I rely on a small group of long–term care private practice leaders who meet two to three times a year to discuss topics such as regulations, audit issues, marketing, recruitment, … Click to continue reading