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All monthly meetings will be held on Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 7 Apr 2020 2:52 PM | Sing Palat (Administrator)

    COVID-19 Update Q&A

    12n - 1 PM via Zoom

    COVID update slides 4_6_2020.pptx / COVID Update Q and A.pdf 

    CMDA COVID Update Zoom Recording - Audio and Video

    CMDA COVID Update Zoom Recording - Audio only


    1. Introduction and new meeting format for all future meeting during the COVID 19 pandemic

    - All meetings will be held on Zoom only, participants can also call in

    - Future meetings will be 12-1 PM

    - In the future we will have both COVID 19 updates and other medical education topics

    2. A HUGE congratulations to Dr. Fred Feinsod for being awarded the AMDA Medical Director of the Year! We are profoundly grateful for all his work and leadership!    Congratulations, Dr. Keith Rapp for being awarded  the  AMDA William Dodd Founder's Award. 

    3. COVID 19 in PA/LTC and Best Practices - Dr. Swati Guar, Dr. Clay Watson, Dr. Greg Gahm

  • 8 Jan 2020 10:11 PM | Sing Palat (Administrator)

    January 7, 2020 Agenda for CMDA.docx / Osteomyelitis.pptx  / Jan 7 Minutes.docx


    1.         Introductions

    2.         CDPHE / CHCA Update

    3.     Osteomyelitis Insights - Clayton Foster MD

    4.     Monitoring opioid use in residents with chronic, non-malignant pain - Eric Woods PharmD

    -        How to figure out Morphine Meq

    5.     AMDA Delegate opportunity at the Annual Meeting, April 2-5, 2020

    6.     Flu Update - Greg Gahm MD

    7.     Next Month: Ultra Brief Screener for Delirium Superimposed on Dementia: An Article Review -  Allison Villegas PA

  • 3 Dec 2019 9:59 PM | Sing Palat (Administrator)

    Agenda:  CMDA 12.3 (1).docx/  Parkinson's Disease: CMDA2019 (1).pdf / Telligen-fact-sheet-2019.pdf 


    1. Introductions

    2. CDPHE / CHCA Update

    3. Introduction of the State Ombudsman - Leah McMahon

    4. Telligen Update “Good News!” -  Christine LaRocca MD

    5. Parkinson’s disease Pearls - Nora Reznickova MD

    6. Flu Update - Greg Gahm MD

    7. Annual Meeting Review - Allison Villegas PA and Leslie Eber MD

    8. Trauma informed care - Kathleen Bickel, MD, MPhil, MS

  • 14 Nov 2019 8:38 PM | Sing Palat (Administrator)

    Antibiotic Resistance Audio.m4a / Antimicrobial Resistance.pdf / PsychPharm_instructions copy.pdf / psychPharm Tracking Tool Dementia Partnership.pdf / Dementia_Partnership_Card-2018PDF copy.pdf

    Recording of Antimicrobial Resistance presentation by Travis Neill PA-C:


    1.     Introductions

    2.     CDPHE / CHCA Update

    3.     Antimicrobial Resistance - The Biggest Threat Nobody is Talking About - Travis Neill PA

    4.     Sociobehavioral Approaches to Antimicrobial Stewardship - Sarah Volk Pharm.D., BCIDP

    5.     Colorado Dementia Partnership Update: Facility antipsychotic patient and family letter, psychotropic pharmacy meeting toolkit and RESPOND card -Leslie Eber MD

    6.     Flu Update - Greg Gahm MD

    7.     Annual Meeting Review - Do we want one breakout session in the afternoon- Allison Villegas PA and Leslie Eber MD

    8.     Futures Program - deadline November 11, 2019 - Sing Palat MD

  • 12 Oct 2019 10:02 PM | Sing Palat (Administrator)

    jamainternal_De-adoption of urine cultures (1).pdf / I Vote Too.pptx  /  Hill Day 2019.pdf / Census for Group living Quarters.pdf /   AdvanceCarePlanningCMS.pdf / Advance Care Planning Documentation.pdf / Minutes 2019 Oct 1.docx



    1.     Introductions

    2.     CDPHE / Ombudsman / CHCA Update

    3.     Advance Care Planning: How to have the conversation - Travis Neill PA-C

    4.     “I Vote Too” - Jennifer Levin

    5.     Identifying opportunities for specialty care collaboration to improve patient care and prevent hospitalization (survey will be emailed) - Matt Griffith, MD, MPH

    6.     Information about the 2020 Census and LTC - Kristian Blessington

    7.     AMDA update on Hill Day: Advocating for PA/LTC in Washington DC - Leslie Eber MD

  • 3 Sep 2019 10:27 AM | Sing Palat (Administrator)

    CMDA monthly meeting Minutes from Sept 3 2019.docx/ Understanding Provider Role PDPM.pptx/ PDPM_Fact_Sheet_NTAComorbidityScoring_Final.pdf / SLU Rapid Geriatric Assessment Presentation.pptx / RGA Revised 8-27-19.pdf


    1.     Introductions

    2.     CDPHE / Ombudsman / CHCA Update

    3.     Understanding the Provider's role in partnering for PDPM success - Kendra Coco 

    4.     Review of tools for Fragility, Sarcopenia, nutrition, and Rapid cognitive screen from SLU/ Dr. Morley - Dr. Leslie Eber  

    5.  2019-2020 Influenza update - Dr. Greg Gahm                              

  • 22 Aug 2019 8:21 PM | Sing Palat (Administrator)


    1. Introductions
    2. CDPHE / Ombudsman / CHCA Update
    3. Jennifer Stevens Lapsley MPT, PhD - A Focus on Function: The next frontier in reducing avoidable hospital readmissions
    4. Review of Annual conference survey results, a survey will be sent out to CMDA members about next year’s conference - Allison Villegas PA
    5. CMDA Business  Meeting - Sing Palat MD CMD    

    Remember: AMDA Podcasts are available for free at
  • 4 Jun 2019 9:14 PM | Sing Palat (Administrator)

    Telligen Summer Blockbuster Sustainability Events Flier.pdf/   jamainternal_shapiro_2019_Last_Breaths.pdf /  jama_berry_2019_Hip_Fractures.pdf / Vaccine Storage.pptx/ CMDA EMS lecture.pptx

    Jun 2019 minutes.docx

    AGENDA - Note Different Room In Building C, Room C1C

    1.     Introductions

    2.     CDPHE / Ombudsman / CHCA Update

    3.     Thank you to Alan Miller and Holly Bodine

    4.     Regulatory components involving the EMS interface with facilities - Dr. Jeff Beckman

    5.     Vaccine Storage - What we need to know - Dr. Greg Gahm

    6.     CMDA Annual Conference review and feedback / update on payment communication - Dr. Leslie Eber

    7.     CMDA elections - Dr. Greg Gahm


    Remember: AMDA Podcasts are available for free at


  • 4 Jun 2019 9:12 PM | Sing Palat (Administrator)

    View Annual Conference slides Providing Synergy for the Solutions of Tomorrow in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care

    Watch Annual Conference presentations:  CMDA 2019 Annual Conference videos

  • 27 Apr 2019 10:21 PM | Sing Palat (Administrator)
    April 2 19 Minutes.docx,  Alaina CMDA (CORHIO), AMDAConference 2019 Pearls Palat


    1. Introductions

    2. CDPHE / Ombudsman / CHCA Update

    3. CORHIO Information: Health Information Exchange For Long-Term and Post-Acute Care- Alaina Desnoyers

    4. AMDA Update and Educational Pearls: Dr. Sing Palat

    5. Influenza Update - Dr. Greg Gahm

    6. CMDA annual Conference April 26, 2019 - Allison Voss

    7. CMDA elections will be in June 2019

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