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.
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.
Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act
June 17, 2021
The court voted 7-2 to block the GOP-led suit saying the plaintiffs did not have the right to bring the case.
Visa worries intensify pandemic stress for immigrant hospitalist moms
June 1, 2021
Immigrant hospitalists go through years of expensive training with extensive background checks, yet they’re classified as second preference (EB-2) workers.
Hospital admissions of nursing home patients declined after ACA quality initiatives
May 28, 2021
Following the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), how have hospital transfer rates from nursing homes for patients with advanced medical conditions changed?
Clinician well-being a top priority, Surgeon General says
May 7, 2021
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said he’ll push for scientists to be heard in an unpoliticized way.