Breaking News: X-waiver Eliminated
January 25, 2023
On January 12, 2023, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the immediate elimination of the X-waiver for...
How Split Billing Could Affect Hospitalists
December 13, 2022
This summer, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to extend the transition year from 2023 to 2024 for the split-billing rule. The delay was finalized in its November release...
Vaught Verdict Shines Spotlight on the Need to Report Errors Without Fear
October 3, 2022
The outcome of the RaDonda Vaught case could have a chilling effect on the reporting of medical errors by hospitalists and other front-line caregivers. Earlier this year, RaDonda Vaught, a...
Hospitalists’ Voices and Votes Make a Difference
October 3, 2022
It’s that time of the year again: inboxes full of unsolicited requests for donations, people with clipboards approaching as you try to squeeze in a grocery run between work and your child’s...
Why Hospitalists Should Vote and Help Their Patients with Civic Engagement
September 1, 2022
Politics plays a vital role in health care. In Thomas Oliver’s article, “The Politics of Public Health Policy,”1 he emphasizes how political decisions are crucial in how health care policy is...
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...
New HHS Guidance for Increasing Number of Buprenorphine Clinicians Who Can Treat OUD
June 1, 2022
Does your state allow it? The ongoing opioid epidemic The U.S. hit a grim milestone of more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths,1 most opioid-involved, in the 12 months ending April 2021. This...
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...
AMA, hospital group sue federal government over surprise billing law
December 9, 2021
The rule’s approach to surprise billing would “all but ensure that hospitals, physicians, and other providers will routinely be undercompensated by commercial insurers,” the groups said.
New CMS rule challenges hospitals, but not vendors, to make EHRs safer
September 14, 2021
When hospitals and health care systems start to assess their systems, many will be surprised at what they are not doing or not doing right, one expert says.