Mar 2, 2021 Monthly Meeting Agenda

2 Mar 2021 6:00 PM | Sing Palat (Administrator)

March 2, 2021 Virtual Meeting Agenda

Noon – 1:00 PM


  1. Updates: CHCA, Erin Thomas and CDPHE, Jo Tansey
  2. Public Policy Update: Tackling COVID19 in PALTC and Other Policy in New Administration - Alex Bardakh MPP
  3. Update on COVID 19 Vaccine distribution in PALTC in Colorado after the federal program has been completed - Dr. Renee Marquardt
  4. The AMDA Annual Conference: It is Virtual and there is Still Time: March 11-14

             Register using this link:

      5. The CMDA Annual conference: April 23, 2021: It is also virtual and registration        is Open! Dr. Sing Palat and Dr. Leslie Eber

Remember: AMDA Podcasts are available for free at


AMDA Interim Recommendations for Communal Activities and Visitation in PostAcute and Long-Term Care Facilities

Interim Guidance for Communal Activities and Visitation 25FEB2021 - FINAL.pdf

CMDA Annual conference registration information

CMDA Attendee registration.pdf

CMDA conference Vendor information

Annual Conference Vendor information.pdf

FDA updated guidance for the Pfizer COVID 19 vaccine storage

Information from Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley about a therapy program that can truly benefit our patients. 

The University of Colorado is examining the benefits of high-intensity strengthening for older adults followJennifer Stevens-Lapsleying a hospital or SNF stay in the home health setting. We are looking for clinicians and facilities to help with referring patients to the study.

Patients benefit from receiving 13 visits of home health PT (at no cost), enhanced clinical oversight, and financial compensation.

Our preliminary work resulted in a 6 fold reduction in rehospitalizations largely attributed to a 3 fold improvement in physical function.

Compensation will be available to clinicians for successful referrals.

Please contact Danielle Derlein ( or Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley ( or call 303-724-9590 if you would be willing to help us optimize care for your patients.

HH Outreach Packet 092419.pdf

JAMA article: First-Dose COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Skilled Nursing Facility Residents and Staff

jama_gharpure_2021_COVID 19 Vaccine Data PALTC(2).pdf

JAMA article: SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines, published 2/26/21

jama_creech_COVID 19 vaccine 2.26.21.pdf

Questions: Leslie Eber (720) 490-5079

Best Regards,

Leslie Eber, MD, CMD
CMDA President

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