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Here’s what’s trending at SHM: July 2017

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Updated Clinical Documentation & Coding resources now available

SHM’s Clinical Documentation & Coding for Hospitalists, formerly CODE-H, has been updated for 2017.

“[It’s] an exciting program that offers valuable insight into the coding and billing challenges of hospitalist services. Whether you are a new or seasoned physician, SHM’s Clinical Documentation & Coding for Hospitalists provides you with a solid foundation for documentation, identifies common problems, and offers strategies for success.” – Carol Pohlig, BSN, RN, CPC, ASC Senior Coding and Compliance Specialist

For more information, visit

Registration now open for NP/PA Bootcamp

Whether you’re new to hospital medicine or need a refresher on the latest topics, this course from the AAPA and SHM is perfect for you and offers up to 34.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.

At the Adult Hospital Medicine Bootcamp, you will cover commonly encountered diagnoses and diseases of adult hospitalized patients while networking with other hospital-based practitioners. Plus, attend optional pre-courses on reimbursement, hands-on ultrasound or hospital medicine basics.

Join us at the ninth annual Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp, September 27 – October 1, 2017, in San Diego. To register and learn more visit:

Learn how your HMG stacks up with the State of Hospital Medicine report

Did you know that hospitalist compensation typically consists of 80% base pay and 20% supplemental income based on production and performance? SHM’s State of Hospital Medicine Report continues to be your best source of information about how hospital medicine groups (HMGs) operate.

Don’t miss the new additions to the report for the 2016 version, including:

• Percentage of the hospital’s total patient volume the HMG was responsible for caring for.

• Presence of medical hospitalists within the HMG focusing their practice in a specific medical subspecialty.

• Value of CME allowances for hospitalists.

• Utilization of prolonged service codes by hospitalists.

• Charge capture methodologies being used by HMGs.

• For academic HMGs, the dollar amount of financial support provided for non-clinical work.

Order your print or digital copy at

Enhance your leadership skills at SHM’s Leadership Academy

SHM’s Leadership Academy is the only leadership program designed specifically for hospitalists. The 2017 meeting will be held October 23 – 26 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Ariz.

New for 2017, Essential Strategies (formerly Leadership Foundations), Influential Management, and Mastering Teamwork are available to all attendees without a prerequisite. Participant recommendations have been made to help interested registrants determine which course fits them best in their leadership journey.

Course highlight: Leadership mastering teamwork

Developed in response to high demand from previous Leadership Academy attendees, this course focuses on strengthening teams and institutions. Participants learn how to critically assess program growth opportunities and develop operational plans; utilize the principles of SWARM intelligence; lead, manage, and motivate teams in complex hospital environments; and develop effective communication strategies.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to apply communication strategies that allow others to fully experience their message, lead teams in complex environments to achieve the best results, invest in themselves as leaders to optimize their professional growth and career path, and critically assess program growth opportunities and implement the necessary infrastructure for success.

To view the course schedule, faculty and more visit

Improve glycemic control efforts in your hospital with online resources & mentorship

SHM offers a variety of resources to improve glycemic control in your hospital. Glycemic Control Electronic Quality Improvement Programs (eQUIPS) are designed to enhance the efficiency and reliability of your quality improvement efforts to close the gap between best practices and methods for caring for the inpatient with hyperglycemia.

Benefits of SHM’s eQUIPS include:

• Data and performance tracking tools.

• Step-by-step instructions for improving glycemic control, preventing hypoglycemia, and optimizing care of inpatients with hyperglycemia and diabetes.

• An online community and library of tools and documents, including sample order sets and protocols, awareness campaigns, patient educational materials, and supplemental articles.

• Toolkit of clinical tools and interventions, research materials, literature reviews, case studies, teaching slide sets, and more.

SHM’s Glycemic Control Mentored Implementation program sites receive 1 year of individualized mentoring including:

• On-site mentoring and training for the entire care team to help members interpret needs and resource assessments, map system processes, and develop site-specific action and intervention plans.

• Monthly coaching calls with the mentor to develop, modify, and implement interventions, establish evaluation processes, and monitor performance over time.

• SHM-facilitated calls with live webinars with other sites in the collaborative to share success stories and experiences.

• Access to the online community to share ideas, documents, and other resources.

• Data collection and analysis tools to generate on-demand reports and benchmark against other program participants.

Learn more about all of SHM’s Glycemic Control offerings by watching the recorded webinar from June 28, 2017, at

Earn CME with SHM’s Learning Portal

SHM’s Learning Portal is the online learning destination for hospitalists, featuring all of SHM’s eLearning initiatives in one place. Members can access over 85 CME credits for free in the Learning Portal.

Featured topics currently include perioperative medicine, anticoagulation, quality improvement, cardiac arrhythmia, and antimicrobial stewardship.

Try out the most popular modules:

• The Role of the Medical Consultant.

• Pulmonary Risk Management in the Perioperative Setting.

• Perioperative Medication Management.

• Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Surgical Patients.

• Perioperative Cardiac Risk Assessment.

Not a member? Join today or pay a small fee per module. Visit to learn more and earn CME credits today.

Brett Radler is communications specialist at the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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