Did prior authorization refusals lead to this patient’s death?
November 29, 2021
Nearly 4 years after major organizations signed a consensus statement agreeing to improve the prior authorization process, physicians say little progress has been made.
Hospitalists helped plan COVID-19 field hospitals
November 18, 2021
Better to plan for too much than not plan for enough, say hospitalists who helped build COVID-19 field hospitals.
Pandemic innovations that will outlast COVID
November 11, 2021
Hospitalists discuss process changes implemented during the pandemic that will likely survive it.
What does it mean to be a trustworthy male ally?
November 10, 2021
“I began to understand that graceful self-promotion is not optional for many women in medicine, it is a necessary skill.”
Rural hospitalists confront COVID-19
November 2, 2021
Hospital medicine continues to extend into rural communities and small rural hospitals.
COVID-19 ICU visit restrictions add to staff stress, burnout
October 21, 2021
“Understanding the ways these restrictions impact providers and patients can help guide future interventions to improve communication with families and reduce provider burnout.”
Geographic cohorting increased direct care time and interruptions
October 20, 2021
Does geographic cohorting improve hospitalist efficiency?
Open ICUs giveth and taketh away
October 19, 2021
Do open ICUs improve or detract from patient care and education?
Resident physician work-hour regulations associated with improved physician safety and health
October 13, 2021
Do consecutive work-hour restrictions for first-year resident physicians improve physician safety?
Major insurers running billions of dollars behind on payments to hospitals and doctors
October 8, 2021
Substantial payment delays can be seen on Anthem’s books. On June 30, 2019, before the pandemic, 43% of the insurer’s medical bills for that quarter were unpaid, according to regulatory filings.