PA/LTC Thought Leader, Software Founder Appointed to Serve on Innovations Committee

Rod Baird, President of Geriatric Practice Management (GPM), has been appointed to serve on the Innovations Platform Advisory Committee (I-PAC) recently established by AMDA—The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (PA/LTC). Baird joins other national leaders and innovators from health care and other industries to define innovation in PA/LTC and explore and adapt new … Click to continue reading

More Evidence That Serving Low-Income Frail Elderly Is Bad Business

More Evidence That Serving Low-Income Frail Elderly Is Bad Business. Congress, and the CMS, have near-universal authority to manage Medicare.  The ACA, MACRA/MIPS, and the IMPACT Act, are all intended to improve access, quality, and affordability of care for Medicare Beneficiaries.  The frail, low wealth, elderly constitute the majority of Medicare’s most costly participants. We … Click to continue reading

August Blog: CMS’s draft 2017 Physician Fee Schedule reaffirms that LTC Medicine remains misunderstood by regulators and the AMA.

This month’s blog is focused on the inconsistent regulatory environment faced by LTPAC Medicine in the 2017 draft CMS rules in MACRA/MIPS and the Physician Fee Schedule. These inconsistencies create economic challenges for the Medical professionals serving populations dwelling in LTC settings; equally important is the missed opportunity to incent a model of care that … Click to continue reading