Have you Googled yourself lately?
January 6, 2017
With a majority of patients relying on physician ratings, hospitalists might consider countermeasures.
Embrace change as a hospitalist leader
January 2, 2017
Tales from an insightful dive into SHM leadership training
Effective hospitalist roles for NPs, PAs
December 16, 2016
Single-site study offers success story, isn’t one-size-fits-all solution.
Keeping up with New Payment Models
December 7, 2016
For hospitalists, the arrival of the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS, originally Physician Quality Reporting Initiative, or PQRI) marks the swerve in reimbursement complexity
A Quick Lesson on Bundled Payments
October 25, 2016
Bundled payment programs are the most visible of CMS’s episode payment models (EPMs)
Surveys Are Not the Most Effective Way to Improve Patient Satisfaction
October 12, 2016
I think the single most valuable thing to improve patient satisfaction with hospitalists is to phone patients after discharge
Thinking through the State of Hospital Medicine Report
August 27, 2016
Collections are up, but the number of encounters overall is down—what gives?
Simple Strategy for Addressing Problematic Patient Behavior
August 1, 2016
Linden Spital, NP, a psychiatric mental-health nurse practitioner, staffs the Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Lesson in Improper Allocations, Unaccounted for NP/PA Contributions
June 22, 2016
I visited during a hot Florida summer in the mid 1990s and could readily see that the practice was great in most respects. The large multispecialty group had recruited talented hospitalists and had put in place effective operational practices.
Things Hospitalists Want Hospital Administrators to Know
May 24, 2016
I think it is really cool that this publication has a series of articles on “What Cardiologists [or infection disease specialists, nephrologists, etc.] Want Hospitalists to Know.” I’m always interested to see which clinical topics made the list and which I’m already reasonably familiar with versus k