IMDA Welcome

IMDA - Indiana Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is a professional association of clinicians and providers practicing in the long term care continuum.  IMDA is dedicated to excellence in patient care. 

On this site, IMDA will post original materials along with links to existing resources, tools, articles and legislative information designed to advance our mission to improve patient care and promote the professional development of long term care practitioners.  IMDA members are encouraged to submit non-commercial, long term care related items which they feel should be shared with our members. 

IMDA 2016 Education Events

May 5, 2016, 5:30-7:30 PM, Community Healthplex, Indianapolis, Marching Toward MIPS- The 2016 Regulatory Landscape for LTPAC Medical Providers, speaker Carol Coates
August 11, 2016, 5:30-7:30 PM, Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, Comprehensive Pain Management, speaker Heidi K. White, President-Elect, AMDA
November 10, 2016, 5:30-7:30 PM, location The Alpha House, Indianapolis, Polypharmacy Update

Wilcox/Stropes Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Provider of the Year Award

IMDA is pleased to announce a new award for excellence in post-acute and long-term care. This award will be given in honor of Dr. David Wilcox and Dr. Linda Stropes, who were known for their leadership and dedication to their patients. Nominations for the award will be taken starting in January 2017, and the Provider of the Year honoree will receive paid registration to the next AMDA meeting. More information is included on the application form, available HERE.

Indiana Innovations- Call for Submissions

Do you have an innovative project related to post-acute or long-term care medicine? IMDA recognizes that our members are currently revolutionizing the practice of post-acute and long term care medicine. These project are often only shared by word of mouth, and IMDA would like to change that by creating an Indiana Innovations space on our website. If you are currently or have previously performed a new formal or informal project that has benefited your practice, please share with us. This can include education projects, quality improvement projects, case reports, or research.
You can also submit online HERE.

Two Links of Interest

Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST)

 - www.iupui.edu/~irespect/POST.html

Indiana State Government website, Bitter Pill - Bitter Pill - www.in.gov/bitterpill/

Free Resource: Tip Sheet on Controlled Substance Prescribing in LTC

Medical societies seeking to ensure compassionate and high quality care for long term care patients joined together to develop a "Tip Sheet on Prescribing for Controlled Substances in Long Term Care." The document is designed to assist physicians and other prescribers in their efforts to ensure proper controlled substances prescribing in long term care, and deal with aggressive enforcement actions by Drug Enforcement Administration agents. View Tip Sheet

Presentations:

Jarrett Amsden, PharmD: Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes
Carol Coates: Marching Towards MIPS- The 2016 Regulatory Landscape
Heidi White: Assessing and Treating Pain
Heidi White: Update from AMDA- The Society for Post Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine