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Cover Story: The Triple Crown: Collaboration with clinical documentation specialists can be a win-win for patients, hospitals, and HM

The biggest challenge to proper documentation is time. Working with coders can boost hospital quality, reimbursement, and your reputation.

Article: Hospitalist Down Under

New Zealand provides high-quality patient care at a fraction of U.S. costs

Article: All Aboard

Hospitalists should jump on transitions-of-care train now to help solve rehospitalization problems

Cover Story: ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Listen to Stephen Jencks, MD, and hospitalist Brad Sherman, MD, FHM, chat about readmission problems and solutions

With Medicare preparing to curtail reimbursement for 30-day readmissions, hospitalists are on the frontlines of safe and effective transitions of care

Cover Story: ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The Exception or the Rule? Targeting the Right Patient Populations

It’s one thing to identify the factors associated with higher risk of readmission, and quite another to actively manage those patients

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Society Pages: POLICY CORNER: An inside look at the most pressing policy issues

Policy committee, new Web portal aim to keep hospitalists well-informed

Society Pages: HM11: 70-Plus Sessions of Best Practices in Hospital Medicine

HM11 sessions offer an unprecedented diversity of topics in hospital medicine in nine easy-to-follow tracks

Society Pages: The Cutting Edge

HM11 pre-courses offer the latest in educational tools

In the Literature: In the Literature: HM-Related Research You Need to Know

Physician reviews of effects of extended VTE prophylaxis in medical patients, outcomes with and without preprocedural statins, association of subclinical hypothyroidism and CHD, and more

Key Clinical Question: What Is the Role of BNP in Diagnosis and Management of Acutely Decompensated Heart Failure?

Each year, more than 1 million patients are admitted to hospitals with acutely decompensated heart failure

Career Development: Communication Counts

Patients are vulnerable, need your help, want to be treated with dignity

Public Policy: On the Road Again?

“Extensivist” model shows potential for improved care coordination

Team Hospitalist Q&A: The Mentalist

Using mind over matter, Nashville hospitalist finds her niche

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President’s Column: The Story of Us, Ch. 2

The human side of errors

From the Editor’s Desk: Surgery’s Waterboys

Exposing the comanagement MacGuffin

Practice Management: Referral Lists

Physician latitude, practical application key to consults

Ask Dr. Hospitalist: Resident Restrictions Fuel HM Program Growth

Since the original ACGME duty-hours cutback in 2002, most teaching hospitals across the country have developed or expanded hospitalist-staffed, non-resident-covered medical services

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October 2014


The Hospitalist newsmagazine reports on issues and trends in hospital medicine. The Hospitalist reaches more than 25,000 hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, and medical administrators interested in the practice and business of hospital medicine.

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