Kelly April Tyrrell
New telehealth legislation would provide for testing, expansion
August 11, 2017
A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would authorize the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation to test expanded telehealth services provided to Medicare beneficiaries.
Making sense of MACRA: MIPS and Advanced APMs
May 24, 2017
A guide for hospitalists preparing for MACRA’s Quality Payment Program
U.S. health care policy: What lies ahead?
January 5, 2017
Uncertainty is the new normal – still, experts say hospitalists are primed to help shape American health care.
Republicans Envision Their Healthcare Plan for the Future
December 14, 2016
After the election, GOP has opportunity to determine direction of U.S. healthcare
Big Health Policy Implications Loom with 2016 Election
October 18, 2016
Here’s what healthcare may look like under each candidate
Colistin Resistance Reinforces Antibiotic Stewardship Efforts
August 6, 2016
In 2015, researchers in China announced they had found for the first time a bacterial gene conferring resistance to colistin.
MACRA Rule Offers Little Clarity for Hospitalists
July 2, 2016
Last year, Congress put an end to the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), which had become a yearly battle fought on behalf of and by physicians to prevent significant last-minute cuts to Medicare reimbursement.
Hospitals Not Utilizing More Observation Services to Avoid Readmission Penalties: Study
June 7, 2016
Concern that the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) has led to more observation stays in an effort by hospitals to avoid readmission penalties can be put to rest. A study published in late February in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that while readmission rates dropped drama
New Hospitalist Billing Code Should Benefit Hospitalists, Patients
May 5, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that within the year hospitalists will be assigned their own specialty designation code. [caption id="attachment_14677" align="alignright" width="300"] Illustration/Paul Juestrich; Photos Shuttershock.com[/caption] Up to
Community Partnerships, Data Key to Readmission Reduction in Diverse Populations
March 23, 2016
When Houston Methodist Hospital noticed patients in one particular zip code were failing to make it to follow-up appointments after hospital discharge, they looked into it. “We found it wasn’t on a bus route,” says Janice Finder, RN, MSN, director of the hospital’s Transitions in Care program and