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...
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...
U.S. health care policy: What lies ahead?
January 5, 2017
Uncertainty is the new normal – still, experts say hospitalists are primed to help shape American health care.
A Quick Lesson on Bundled Payments
October 25, 2016
Bundled payment programs are the most visible of CMS’s episode payment models (EPMs)
Theranos Receives Biggest Blow as CMS Revokes Certificate for Government Payments
July 19, 2016
Theranos Inc founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes, once touted as the Steve Jobs of biotech for her company's innovative blood-testing technology, has been barred by a U.S. regulator from owning or operating a lab for at least two years. Dealing the biggest blow yet to the privately held company, the
Medicare’s Managed Care Option Trades Off With Patient Preferences
July 14, 2016
CHICAGO - Medicare enrollees are moving in greater numbers than ever to the program's managed care option as a way to save money.
Medical Marijuana Cuts Medicare Spending and May Reduce Dependency on Prescription Opioids
July 12, 2016
Physicians wrote significantly fewer prescriptions for painkillers and other medications for elderly and disabled patients who had legal access to medical marijuana, a new study finds. In fact, Medicare saved more than $165 million in 2013 on prescription drugs in the District of Columbia and 17
US Completes “Largest Takedown” of Federal Health Insurance Fraud
July 7, 2016
WASHINGTON - The U.S.
MACRA Rule Offers Little Clarity for Hospitalists
July 2, 2016
Last year, Congress put an end to the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), which had become a yearly battle fought on behalf of and by physicians to prevent significant last-minute cuts to Medicare reimbursement.
Key Medicare Fund Could Exhaust Reserves in 2028: Trustees
June 22, 2016