We calculated the CMS QM rate as the percent of residents who had functional decline
for each eligible facility, that is, long-term care facility with > 30 residents at risk of functional decline
Although the estimated model parameters are strictly interpreted in terms of changes in the expected health outcomes of a resident in the next quarter, these technical interpretations impart little intuitive insight regarding the implications of the estimated models for longitudinal patterns of functional decline
in an aged Medicaid population.
However, these differences in rates of functional decline
between enrollees and nonenrollees were shown by logistic regression to be due to differences between the groups that were present at baseline, such as functional status and prior hospital use.
During Identifying Functional Decline
in Chronic Care Patients To Reduce Preventable Healthcare Utilization, a 45-minute webinar on April 27, 2011, now available as a training DVD, via On Demand Web access or as a CD-ROM, you'll hear from Patricia Zinkus, director of case management, and Susan Legacy, senior manager of case management at FCHP on how they identify Medicare Advantage members at risk of high utilization, the strategies they've implemented to reduce this utilization and the outcomes and cost savings achieved by FCHP.
In a Phase II study, dexpramipexole achieved its primary objective evaluating safety and tolerability and also showed a trend toward dose-related slowing of functional decline
and a trend toward extending survival at the highest dose (150 mg twice daily).
WASHINGTON -- Chronic benzodiazepine use by the elderly does not necessarily lead to an increased risk of death, hospital readmission, institutionalization, or functional decline
, Christophe J.
These data indicate that the remodeling process, which leads to the functional decline
of the heart after myocardial infarction, might be attenuated by administering GRNCM1 in this model.
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption is known to reduce the risk of functional decline
, however, researchers say this association might be linked to life-style related variables.
Delirium may also markedly and independently affect patient outcomes such as length of stay, functional decline
, and loss of independent living.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Tests of executive function are superior to global cognition measures for identifying nondemented elderly women at increased risk for functional decline
Secondary objectives included measuring the clinical effects of KNS-760704 on functional decline
Many older adults are prone to falls that result in hip fractures, which can lead to functional decline
, illness, and death.
Malnutrition in elderly patients is associated with terrible outcomes in terms of length of stay, mortality, functional decline
, and of course nursing home admission," Dr.
Differences in baseline cognitive status may explain why elderly blacks have greater functional decline
and worse health outcomes over time than elderly whites, results of a study suggest.
Current approach to prevention of heart disease, cancer, dementia and functional decline
in older women