AMDA advocates for clinically appropriate and safe staffing levels
Victoria Walker, MD, CMD
Jan 02, 2024
Skilled nursing facilities are no longer settings just for aging older adults. Residents are both younger and/or with far more medically and socially complex needs. Experiences during the pandemic...
AMDA ‘thrilled’ by medical directors’ inclusion in new CMS transparency rule
Nov 21, 2023
Nursing homes will have to publicly disclose information about their medical directors, along with other managing employees, under a new transparency rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Bake in success with advanced clinicians in place: BrightSpring Health’s Arif Nazir, MD
Jun 26, 2023
Many nursing homes are moving too quickly to implement evolving technologies before their worth is fully known, cautions national nursing home medical expert Arif Nazir.
Also in the News for Tuesday, March 14
Mar 14, 2023
California man, 23, shot to death in nursing home bed, police say … Race, geographic disparities found in 30-day readmissions for people with dementia … On the Move: AMDA Names Michelle Zinnert new...
Zinnert named new AMDA executive director
Mar 13, 2023
AMDA – The Society for Long-Term Care Medicine has appointed Michelle Zinnert, CAE, its new executive director. The announcement was made March 11 during the organization’s annual conference...
LTC medical directors conference hits March 9
James M. Berklan
Feb 24, 2023
PALTC23, the annual meeting of the medical directors association for long-term and post-acute care medical directors, will take place March 9-12 in Tampa.
A light in the darkness: Swati Gaur, MD, medical director
Nov 11, 2022
Swati Gaur, AMDA’s 2022 Medical Director of the Year, understands the power or medicine and the power of care – for others and for self.
43 recommendations help fill gap in medical and mental healthcare guidance for assisted living, experts...
Lois A. Bowers
Oct 04, 2022
Forty-three recommendations from a new study will guide medical and mental healthcare and increase care consistency in assisted living, the authors say.
AMDA launches ‘Moving Needles’ vaccination initiative across 3 LTC organizations
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jul 28, 2022
AMDA and the CDC are collaborating on a pilot program with 3 long-term care operators toward a goal of setting industry-wide standards for routine vaccinations in resident and staff.
AMA gets behind push for public list of nursing home medical directors
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jun 15, 2022
The American Medical Association has officially called for a national listing of nursing home medical directors, joining LTC industry advocate AMDA in the effort.