Kelly April Tyrrell
Benefits of Medicaid Expansion for Hospitalists
March 12, 2016
By January 2016, 31 states and the District of Columbia had embraced the Medicaid expansion brought to bear by the Affordable Care Act.
LISTEN NOW: Harvard Health Policy Professor Robert Blendon Discusses Democratic Presidential Candidate Stances
February 8, 2016
Listen to more of our interview with Robert Blendon, professor of health policy and political analysis at the Harvard T.H.
A Look at Democratic Presidential Hopefuls’ Healthcare Ideas
January 14, 2016
Unlike the crowded Republican primary field heading into this year’s presidential election, just three candidates seek the Democratic nomination: former First Lady and former New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, and U.S. Sen.
Harvard Professor Robert Blendon, ScD, Discusses the Republican Presidential Candidates
January 6, 2016
[caption id="attachment_12614" align="alignright" width="240"] Robert Blendon, ScD[/caption] Listen to more of our interview on the GOP candidates with Robert Blendon, ScD, professor of health policy and political analysis at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School of Gover
Where Leading GOP Presidential Candidates Stand on Health Policies
December 15, 2015
As the long 2016 presidential election season draws on, Republican hopefuls strive to stand out among their fellow party candidates; however, many in the running remain tacit about specific policies on issues ranging from immigration to gun control and healthcare. “Many of these candidates … do n
Policy Changes Hospitalists May See in 2016
November 4, 2015
The year 2015 brought the repeal of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) and new rules for advanced care planning reimbursement.
Hospitalists Support Medicare’s Plan to Reimburse Advance Care Planning
October 6, 2015
[caption id="attachment_11434" align="alignright" width="295"] SHM has joined 65 medical specialty and professional societies in signing a letter to HHS asking for end-of-life care codes to be formalized in CY 2016.Image Credit: SHUTTERSTOCK.COM[/caption] On July 8, following on the heels of the
Physicians Critical of Proposed Changes to Medicare’s Two-Midnight Rule
September 9, 2015
[caption id="attachment_11176" align="alignright" width="300"] Hospitalist Ann Sheehy, MD, (left) meets with legislators after testifying in Washington, D.C., regarding issues surrounding Medicare’s two-midnight rule.[/caption] In the wake of proposed changes to the Centers for Medicare and Medic
Experts Urge Extension to Medicaid’s Parity Program
July 29, 2015
On the last day of 2014, a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that increased payments to some physicians providing primary care services to the country’s poorest patients expired.
Hospitalist’s Study Cited in Federal Recovery Audit Legislation Passed by Senate
July 29, 2015
Society of Hospital Medicine members have a real impact. [caption id="attachment_10802" align="alignleft" width="66"] Dr. Sheehy[/caption] A paper published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine in April by Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, and colleagues was recently cited in Sen.