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COVID-19 Topic Center

Interview

Interview
Claire Ankuda, MD, MPH, assistant professor, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Icahn School of Medicine, discusses a recent survey of older adults that showed that family and friends of people who died while enrolled in Medicare Advantage reported lower quality of care in the…
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Peter Hollmann, MD, president- elect of the American Geriatrics Society and co-chair of the American Medical Association, discusses the recent news from CMS in regard to improvements made in reimbursement for geriatrics and primary care under the 2021 Medicare PFS final rule, highlighting how these…
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Mark Unruh, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medical College, explains how the performance of private equity owned nursing homes compared to those with other types of ownership during the COVID-19 pandemic, noting similar performance except…
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Michael L Barnett, MD, MS, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and primary care physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains why testing turnaround needs to be prioritized and improved on a national scale for nursing homes to…
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Courtney Harold Van Houtven, PhD, professor in the Department of Population Health Science, Duke University School of Medicine and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, discusses her recent study and explains how individuals living in an expansion state who may be eligible for expanded Medicaid…
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Geert Lefeber, MD, geriatrician and clinical pharmacologist, explains why older adults should initiate statins for a minimum of two years after the first myocardial infarction to achieve benefit, regardless of a patient’s age.
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Joshua D Brown, PharmD, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and Center for Drug Evaluation & Safety, explains why improvements or maintenance of physical functioning can pay off in saved health care costs and some reduction in health care utilization.
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Qu Tian, PhD, MS, staff scientist, Translational Gerontology Branch, National Institute on Aging, discusses the findings of her recent study that examined dementia risk in older adults experiencing dual decline in both memory and gait.
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Brian Callaghan, MD, MS, associate professor of neurology, University of Michigan, discusses the correlation between out-of-pocket costs and adherence to medications among older adults with dementia, Parkinson disease, and neuropathy.
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Carrie Patnode, PhD, MPH, investigator with Kaiser Permanente Evidence-based Practice Center, discusses the results of a recent research review that examined the accuracy of brief screening instruments designed to help detect mild cognitive impairment and dementia.
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