E/M Coding Changes for 2023
December 13, 2022
The last time that evaluation and management (E/M) coding guidelines were significantly overhauled was in 1995 and 1997. To put that timeframe in context? Hospitalist was a term coined in a 1996 New...
SHM’s 2022 Hill Day a Success
August 1, 2022
US Capitol. Getty Images It’s been two years since members of SHM’s Public Policy Committee (PPC) participated in Hill Day—the annual visit to Washington, D.C. to meet with legislators and...
Gun Violence is a Public Health Crisis and as Hospitalists, It’s Time to Step Up
July 12, 2022
I did not think that becoming a pediatric hospitalist would require me to become an expert in firearm injury, but here I am. Every day more than 300 people are shot in the United States.1,2 That fact...
10 Facts for Hospitalists About Abortion
June 24, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe versus Wade is expected to result in a wave of state laws limiting access to reproductive health. This highlights why clinicians should stay current...
SHM Advocates for Hospitalists and Their Patients
May 2, 2022
Advocacy, simply put, is the act of pleading or arguing in favor of something. It’s raising the concerns and voices of a group to efficiently influence decisions and affect change within...
Biden vaccine mandate rule could be ready within weeks
September 13, 2021
Companies that refuse to follow the standard could be fined $13,600 per violation.
CDC calls for masks in schools, hard-hit areas, even if vaccinated
July 28, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once again is recommending that some Americans wear masks indoors. The agency has called for masks in K-12 school settings and in areas of the United States experiencing high or substantial SA...
CDC: New botulism guidelines focus on mass casualty events
June 2, 2021
The new guidance “was really specific [and] was meant to address the gap in guidance for mass casualty settings.”
CDC: Vaccinated? You don’t need a mask indoors
May 13, 2021
“Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physically distancing.”
CDC guidelines coming on long COVID
April 29, 2021
“I can’t overstate how serious this issue is for the health of our nation,” NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, said.