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  • 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

  • 17 Mar 2019 11:17 PM | Sing Palat (Administrator)

    March 5 CMDA Meeting Minutes.docxAntibiotic time-out checklist FINAL 20190227.pdf;  Journal Articles Antipsychotics for CMDA 3_5_2019.pptxantipsychotic-deprescribing-algorithm.pdf;  DICE approach to dementia behaviors.jpg;  OASIS Dementia intervention news release.docxAMDA On-The-Go Podcast Review.pptx


    1.     Introductions

    2.     CDPHE / Ombudsman / CHCA Update

    3.     AMDA on the Go -  A Review - Allison Villegas PA

    4.     Antipsychotic use in Nursing homes - a review of 2 articles - Dr. Sing Palat

    5.     AMDA Annual Meeting: March 7-10

    -        Local Presenters from Colorado and Wyoming

    -        Reception on March 8th at 6:30 PM at White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails

    Across the street from the Hyatt

     6.  California Resolution - Colorado will not be a co-sponsor

     7.  CMDA annual Conference April 26, 2019 - Dr. Leslie Eber and Allison Villegas

     8.  Influenza Update - Dr. Greg Gahm

     9.  CMDA elections will be in June 2019

  • 5 Feb 2019 10:15 PM | Sing Palat (Administrator)

    Attachments: Statins in the Elderly 8_18 (2) (1).ppt   California resoultion for AMDA.docx (draft)


    1.     Introductions

    2.     CDPHE / Ombudsman / CHCA Update

    3.     Use of Statins in the Nursing Home Population - Dr. Cari Levy

    4.     AMDA update - Dr. Cari Levy

    5.     Update on the companion conference - Dr. Cari Levy

            - Denver Post Acute Conference April 27-28, 2019

              6.   Opportunity to Co-Sponsor Resolution with California at AMDA -Dr. Sing Palat

                        - See attached resolution below

              7.   Influenza Update - Dr. Greg Gahm

              8.   CMDA annual Conference April 26, 2019 - Dr. Leslie Eber and Allison Villegas

    -        Registration

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