The Dual Agenda: February 24, 2016

State Highlights

In this section: Reports from California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, MInnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Washington

Eldercare Voices

Sharing Geriatrics Best Practices with Nurses and Other Community Providers

“Eldercare Voices” is an occasional feature of the Dual Agenda, inviting guest commentators directly involved in care delivery to older adults to share their perspectives from the field. This edition's column is from Martha Rounds-Watson, MS, RN-BC, GCNS-BC, an Advanced Practice Manager at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, responsible for patient care quality outcomes. She also has been involved in education of hospital staff in efforts to improve overall geriatric knowledge, especially in delirium management, pain management and palliative care initiatives. Martha holds an MS degree from the University of Rhode Island as an APN Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. She also holds a certification from ANCC in Pain Management.

Noteworthy News

In this section:

  • CMS Releases 2017 Advance Notice and Draft Call Letter
  • CMS-AHIP Agreement on Measuring Physician Quality
  • New Dartmouth Atlas Offers Evidence, Path Forward to Improve Care of Older Adults
Featured Resources

In this section:

  • Health Care Transformation Task Force White Paper on Best Practices in Caring for High-Need, High-Cost Patients
  • Paper Examines Coordinated Appeals Process for Dual Eligibles in Integrated Programs
  • Funding Sources to Address Health-Related Social Needs
  • Supporting Low-Income Family Caregivers to Improve the Health of Older Adults

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