As new programs to promote recruitment, training, and placement of more PCPs move forward, others are threatened with funding decreases or elimination
Dr. Huang, associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, suggests medical schools aren't selecting students that best meet society's needs
The primary-care workforce has been on a downward slide that is sounding alarm bells throughout the country.
Hospitalists can help by fixing broken systems, creating safe-to-report work environments.
Most hospitals realize immediate readmissions reductions.
Vetted prediction tools can help estimate end-of-life, but clear and empathetic discussions with dying patients and their families are more important.
Advanced video technology in medical settings is more acceptable and affordable, but hurdles remain.
A recent survey of nearly 1,000 students from three medical schools found that just 15% planned to become primary-care physicians, including 11.2% of first-year students.
Dr. Arora outlines the factors to consider to entice medical students to choose a primary-care career
Dr. Wanski, a hospitalist, endocrinologist, and medical director of the L.A. Health Care Plan, chats about Southern California hospitalists' efforts to prevent avoidable 30-day readmissions
VTE, including lower- and upperextremity DVT and pulmonary embolism, is one of the most common and preventable hospital diseases.
Neutral head position safe for internal jugular vein cannulation; thrombolysis decreases mortality in unstable patients with acute PE; rectal indomethacin decreases incidence of post-ERCP pancreatitis; CHADS2-VASc and HAS-BLED as predictors in afib patients; no readmission, mortality decreases with self-supported COPD management; Medicare Premier P4P initiatives do not decrease mortality; in-hospital rate of DVT/PE after hip and knee arthroplasty; sodium chloride prevents contrast-induced nephropathy.
Can a quality-improvement collaborative decrease patient ID band errors?
The course focuses on the unique environment, challenges, and opportunities for academic hospitalists.
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The education-focused “boot camp” immerses clinicians an intensive internal-medicine review of commonly encountered diagnoses and diseases in hospitalized adult patients.
CODE-H gathers the foremost experts in hospital coding to help HM groups capture revenue and maintain compliance.
Ways to benchmark your group’s coding performance against other similar groups.
Movers and shakers in hospital medicine; new business moves.
CMS is marching toward a value-based payment modifier program that will adjust physician reimbursement based on the relative quality and efficiency of care they provide.
With the growth of HM programs and the admission/attending role expansion, involvement in surgical cases comes under scrutiny for medical necessity.
Two hospitalists argue both sides of the issue.
New technology that infuses a copper oxide into hard surfaces or fabrics could soon become a major weapon in hospitals.
Younger, male doctors at teaching hospitals were better predictors of technology use than were practice-based characteristics.
Average annual number of hospitalized adult patients with a VTE during 2007 to 2009.
Hospital observation unit run by hospitalists rather than by ED physicians can be financially viable.
More patient safety incidents occurred at hospitals who ranked lowest on the quality of their physician communication.
To conclude that value-based purchasing will have a limited effect based on a narrow measure of outcomes is a very big leap.
We have internal medicine and family medicine working together well on our hospitalist teams.
In April, HHS published a proposed rule to delay the compliance date for ICD-10.
Patients, hospitalists caught in crosshairs of the observation status conundrum.
Our mission is to help hospitalists fulfill their promise.
HM needs to prepare, embrace the next bolus of hospitalists.
Service agreements, when adhered to, help solve admission disagreements.
Where payment for the service of hospitalists fits into the insurance/Medicare payment system.
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