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  • 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

  • 23 Jan 2019 2:23 AM | Sing Palat (Administrator)

    Slides from Dr. Robbins :    ROBBINS-Parkinsons Update for CMDA.pptx

    Opioid prescribing:  A Prescriber’s Guide to the New Medicare Part D Opioid Overutilization Policies for 2019-CMS (1).pdf


    1. Introductions

    2. CDPHE / Ombudsman / CHCA Update

    3. Update on Movement Disorders - Larry Robbins, MD

    4. Evidence Based Medicine -  Travis Neill PA

    5. CMDA Annual Conference - Dr. Eber and Allison Voss PA

    6. Influenza Update - Dr. Gahm

  • 22 Jan 2019 8:55 PM | Sing Palat (Administrator)

    Antimicrobial Stewardship: Introducing the Antibiogram, Increasing Physician Engagement:   4DEC18_CMDA_112918.pptx


    1. Introductions

    2. January meeting on January 8th, 2019

    3. CDPHE / Ombudsman / CHCA Update

    4. One Minute meditation - Travis Neill

    5. SNF Connect Results - Dr. Rebecca Boxer

    6. Antimicrobial Stewardship in Nursing Homes: Introducing the Antibiogram- Dr. Christopher Czaja     

    7. CMDA annual Conference - Dr. Eber

    8. Annual AMDA Conference - March 7-10, Atlanta, GA

         9. Influenza Update - Dr. Greg Gahm

  • 6 Nov 2018 8:49 PM | Anonymous

    jama_relationship b_t dementia and depression_2018_mn_180046.pdf

    jama_2018_anticoaguation table.pdf


    1. Introductions

    2. CDPHE / Ombudsman / CHCA Update

    3. Prevalence of HAIs and antimicrobial use – Devra Barter, MS and Helen Johnston, MPH

    4. The Stress Response -  An Evidence-Based Case for Meditation and Mindfulness - Travis Neill

    5. Exploring the Relationship Between Depression and Dementia article - Dr. Sing Palat

    6. Influenza Update - Dr. Greg Gahm

    7. CMDA annual Conference AND companion conference - Dr. Leslie Eber

    8. The Futures program - an invitation to Colorado Geriatric Fellows

    Remember: AMDA Podcasts are available for free at

    Below are the following attachments: Dementia and depression article and helpful anticoagulation chart

    Questions: Leslie Eber (720) 490-5079

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