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.
How policy illustrates the value of SHM membership
March 23, 2018
Membership in SHM contributes directly to the advocacy efforts of the Society.
Making Sense of Hospitalists and Quality Reporting Programs
January 28, 2016
The diversity of hospitalist practice—from the variety of settings (such as inpatient acute, observation, post-discharge clinics, and post-acute-care facilities) to the differences in relationships with their facilities—is a strength of the specialty.
Changes to Healthcare that Hospitalists Should Expect in 2016
December 24, 2015
On the heels of last year’s repeal of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, 2016 promises to be a year of significant changes for the healthcare system.
Risk Adjusting Readmissions: Coming Soon?
November 4, 2015
Nearly three-quarters of hospitals will be receiving penalties from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2016 for excess readmissions, having failed to prevent enough patients from returning to the hospital 30 days post-discharge.
Medicare Develops Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model
May 5, 2015
ACO aims to provide more efficient, less costly coordinated care for patients
Clear Identification Needed for Hospitalists in Medicare
September 2, 2014
Society of Hospital Medicine renews call for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to designate specialty billing code for hospitalists
Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier To Make Changes for Hospitalists
March 1, 2014
Shift in reimbursement toward quality of care expected to encourage comparison of costs charged by physicians, other hospital medicine groups to same Medicare patients
SHM Backs Medicare Reimbursement for End-of-Life Care Counseling
December 2, 2013
Proposed legislation would cover advance-care planning consultations between patients, healthcare providers
SHM Advocates for Medicare to Cover Skilled-Nursing Facilities
October 1, 2013
Hospitalists push to pass Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act that counts observation status toward three-day requirement for SNF patient care