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Academic Hospitalists and Program Directors: There Is Still Time to Register for the Quality and Safety Educators Academy
Make sure your hospital is ready to meet the ACGME’s requirements that residency programs integrate quality and safety into their curriculum. The Quality and Safety Educators Academy (QSEA) is May 1-3 at the Tempe Mission Palms in Arizona.
For more info, visit www.hospitalmedicine.org/qsea.
Use SHM’s CODE-H Interactive to Avoid Coding Issues
Coding is a part of every hospitalist’s life, but tips from the experts can make that life easier, more efficient, and more compliant. That’s why SHM’s CODE-H program teaches hospitalists and hospitalist group managers and administrators how to stay up to date with the latest in the best practices of coding and documentation.
On March 20, coding expert Barbara Pierce, CCS-P, ACS-EM, will present an online session on some of the most important coding topics for hospitalists, including:
- Critical care;
- Prolonged services;
- Documentation when working with NPs and PAs;
- Teaching physician rules; and
- Tips to avoid billing issues and potential denials.
This session is the third in a series of seven that cover the full range of coding topics, from developing a compliance plan and internal auditing process to ICD-10, PQRS, and Medicare’s Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier.
CME credits are offered through post-tests following each webinar, and each participant is eligible for up to seven credits throughout the series. Up to 10 individuals in a group can sign up through a single registration.
For more information, visit www.hospitalmedicine.org/codeh.
BOOST Makes a Difference
Want to make a real difference in your hospital’s readmission rates? Now is the time to start compiling applications for SHM’s Project BOOST. Applications are due Aug. 30.
For more info, visit www.hospitalmedicine.org/boost.