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.
AMDA calls for public list of nursing home industry’s ‘underutilized’ and ‘invisible’ medical...
Mar 07, 2022
President Biden’s call for nursing home reform must extend to the industry’s clinical leadership as well, a top clinician advocate contends. A public directory would be a step toward transparency...
The significance of on-site medical staff and timely communication during COVID and beyond
Randall J. Morse, MD
Deborah Freedman, RN
May 14, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic, which initially affected the long-term care community disproportionately, led to significant changes within skilled nursing centers. As we continue to emerge from COVID and the overall...
Is the doctor in? Improve nursing homes with one easy stroke
Apr 14, 2021
Many nursing home COVID-19 patients would have benefitted from daily, reimbursed-for physician visits in their skilled nursing facilities, but they were not entitled to them. With an epic crisis...
Medical director shares wins, challenges of nursing home’s pandemic response
Sep 23, 2020
Once described as the epicenter of West Virginia’s COVID-19 outbreak, a 100-bed facility gained control of its infection and mortality rate. A new study details its most helpful strategies — and biggest...
Be proactive with new CMS regulations
Sep 04, 2015
If you wait to only react to the process, you will have to bite off more than you can chew when the deadlines come.
Medical directors push for LTC-specific physician training, quality measures
Sep 03, 2013
Nursing facility medical directors should receive more training specific to long-term care, according to the American Medical Directors Association.
Certified medical directors improve quality of care in nursing homes, analysis finds
Jul 14, 2009
Nursing homes that employ medical directors certified by the American Medical Directors Association show significant improvement in quality of care over facilities that don’t, according to a new...