As an expert in care of the elderly, Dr. Levine assists a diverse group of clients to improve medical care, decrease adverse outcomes such as pressure ulcers, and understand the complex interaction between illness and the health care system. Specific consulting assignments have included:
- Teach the wound care section for the American Medical Directors Association’s Advanced Curriculum in Medical Direction for Long-term Care.
- Participate in the New York State Gold STAMP Advisory Committee to assist in developing and implementing cross-setting collaboratives with hospitals, nursing homes, and home care agencies to reduce the incidence and prevalence of pressure ulcers.
- Assist the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the roll-out of revised MDS 3.0. Dr. Levine introduced revised Section M: Skin Condition to an audience that consisted of representatives from nursing homes across America. To view the YouTube educational session which included pressure ulcer assessment and staging click here.
- Maximize the quality of care delivered to elderly patients with wounds. Dr. Levine was asked to assist with developing a state-wide program to improve wound care in nursing homes.
- Determine whether there existed system-wide neglect and abuse of aged persons in a corporate nursing home chain. Dr. Levine was asked by a government agency to analyze medical records from a group of nursing home residents to determine whether the facility complied with a plan of correction after being investigated and cited for deficiencies.
- Determine whether the civil rights of elderly institutional persons had been violated. Dr. Levine has participated in nursing home inspections to assess the quality of medical care delivered to nursing home residents.
- Assist in determining whether individual healthcare providers had complied with professional standards in caring for geriatric patients. Dr. Levine was asked by a state agency to assist in investigation of healthcare providers to determine whether medical standards of care had been violated in the care of elderly patients