Jeffrey Greenwald, MD, a hospitalist at Massacusetts General Hospital with 15 years of experience in hospital medicine, discusses his view of the spectrum of endocrine disorders and how hospitalists should approach the question of when to call in an endocrine specialist.
Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, a hospitalist and founder of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, talks about what clinicians can do to help improve care transitions based on her experience directing IHI’s STAAR Initiative (State-Action on Avoidable Re-hospitalizations).
Listen to Daniel Hunt, MD, chief of the hospital medicine unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, discuss his recent article titled “Perspectives” in the New England Journal of Medicine on consultation visits by primary care providers.
The long awaited permanent repeal of the poorly designed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) came just in time to avert the 21.2% Medicare physician payment cut that would have taken effect on April 1st, 2015. The SGR formula was first enacted in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 with the intent to control Medicare spending on… [Read More]
Session: Multi-site Hospitalist Leaders: Unique Challenges/What You Should Know HM15 Presenter/Moderator: Scott Rissmiller, MD Summation: This standing-room-only session was the result of a popular HMX e-community, which has become an active discussion board. As hospitals and health systems continue to consolidate across the country, there has been a rapid growth of multi-hospital systems. The role of… [Read More]
Hm15 Presenters: Chuck Ainsworth, MD, MCC,; Dan Virnich, MD, MBA; Roberta Himebaugh, MBA, SFHM; Robert Hickling, MHA; Sendil Krishnan, MD Summation: The presenters, a group of physicians and administrators for hospital medicine groups, explored three dyad models. These three models were: Office of the Executive, where there is one senior executive and a junior executive;… [Read More]