A novel approach to MIPS quality reporting for facility-based providers
February 20, 2019
Facility-based measurement represents a massive philosophical and practical shift in CMS measure reporting.
Healthcare Policies Affecting Hospitalists, Hospitalized Patients Advance in 2015
December 1, 2015
Laws and regulations regularly impact hospitalists and hospitalized patients, which is why SHM’s Advocacy Department and Public Policy Committee (PPC) work on behalf of SHM membership, the hospital medicine movement, and its patients. This year has seen significant positive movement within severa
Reimbursement of Advance Care Planning by Medicare Has Support of Hospitalists
February 2, 2015
On Oct. 31, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Proposed Rule.
SHM Helps Hospitals Comply With Two-Midnight Rule for Patient Admissions
January 2, 2014
Webinar profiles policies developed by hospitals to conform with, implement rule
Hospitalists’ Role in PQRS, Pay for Performance Gets Boost
November 1, 2013
SHM effort supports adding inpatient codes to Physician Quality Reporting System to help hospitalists participate in Value-Based Payment Modifier program
Meaninful Use of HIT: Are Hospitalists Eligible?
April 26, 2012
Are hospitalists eligible for health information technology incentives under stage 2 of meaningful use?
SHM, Hospitalists Play Key Roles in CMS Innovation
February 29, 2012
A lot has happened in the past year at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and many details can now be filled in. Some of those details directly relate to the work of hospitalists.
Continued Pressure, Collaboration, Member Action Key to Ending SGR
January 27, 2012
Congress was going to finally put an end to the Sustainable Growth Rate formula in 2011. What happened?
Policy Corner: An Inside Look at the Most Pressing Policy Issues
December 21, 2011
IOM report highlights health IT promise and problems
Policy Corner: Are ACOs Back? Has CMS Listened to Provider Concerns?
November 30, 2011
The final rule on ACOs indicates that the government has taken comments from SHM and other organizations to heart.