Advance care planning benefit presents challenges
October 12, 2017
Some are having success using new Medicare billing codes, while other doctors say barriers are preventing usage.
Do not withhold opioid addiction drugs from patients taking benzodiazepines
September 21, 2017
The FDA says the benefits of combining MAT drugs with CNS depressants outweigh the risks.
Cancer the most common diagnosis in palliative care patients
August 11, 2017
Survey shows that hospitalists are the main source of referrals to palliative care programs.
Award for best hospital goes to … the Mayo Clinic
August 9, 2017
The U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2017-2018 includes the usual suspects, with the University of Michigan making a big move up the list.
VIDEO: How to discharge new pediatric diabetes cases in 2 days
July 28, 2017
Can children who present to the hospital with new-onset diabetes be discharged sooner?
Follow five tips to mitigate opioid prescribing risks
June 23, 2017
Here’s how well-meaning doctors can avoid coming under government scrutiny for prescribing opioids and manage investigations and audits successfully.
For opioid-related hospitalizations, men and women are equal
June 22, 2017
The gender gap increased in emergency department visits.
New heart failure guidelines prioritize prevention
May 18, 2017
The latest update to U.S. guidelines for heart failure management, released at the end of April , puts unprecedented emphasis on heart failure prevention and also shines a brighter light on patients at risk for developing heart failure – people with hypertension, diabetes, or coronary arte...
Ready for post-acute care?
January 5, 2017
As PAC expands, hospital medicine’s role – and leadership – will be key.
Trump administration to focus on ACA reform, tort reform
December 13, 2016
Look for three things from the Trump administration: significant changes to the Affordable Care Act, few changes to MACRA’s Quality Payment Program, and a conservative swing in the courts.