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Ways Hospitalists Can Support Advocacy for Patients, Hospital Medicine

There are so many ways to advocate for your patients, for your profession, for the future of hospital medicine. The easiest way? Getting involved. We know how important it is to you that your patients receive the best care possible. We know that you do your absolute best as their provider but that sometimes there… [Read More]

HM15 At Hand Conference App Helps Hospitalists Plan Schedule

With the largest national conference for hospitalists just weeks away, now is the time to use the HM15 conference app to plan your schedule. HM15 At Hand—available now—can help you create a simple agenda by distilling down the dozens of sessions, exhibitors, and events. HM15 At Hand is the ultimate companion for HM15 attendees, providing:… [Read More]

Educational Opportunities for Hospitalists Beyond HM15

Whether you’re packing your bags for HM15 or following from afar, there are plenty of other opportunities to get the most up to date clinical, management, and quality improvement information in the specialty: Leadership Academy 2015 October 19-22 Austin, Texas Get the managerial confidence you need to take your hospital medicine career to the next… [Read More]

Dr. White

How Academic Hospitalists Can Balance Teaching, Nonteaching Roles

As a group director at a growing, university-based hospitalist program, I often interview aspiring academic hospitalists. Inevitably, the conversation turns to a coveted aspect of the job. I’m not talking about the salary. Applicants want to know, “How much time will I spend on teaching services?” Because hospitalists at academic institutions typically are passionate about… [Read More]

Reimbursement of Advance Care Planning by Medicare Has Support of Hospitalists

On Oct. 31, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Proposed Rule. Included in the rule was an interesting discussion about the potential for Medicare to begin paying for advance care planning services. CMS describes these services as “the explanation and discussion of advance directives,… [Read More]