Be MACRA Ready
Learn more about the physician payment program, how it impacts hospitalists, and how to be successful under MACRA and the Quality Payment Program (QPP). (January)
Reviewing 2016, Looking to 2017 and Projected Changes
Check out the numbers from 2016, read more about what to expect in 2017 in healthcare policy, and learn about SHM’s Health Policy track at HM17. (January)
SHM Signs Onto Letter Addressing Sepsis Measure Concerns
Along with IDSA, ACEP, and SCCM, SHM collaborated on a letter discussing concerns around a sepsis quality measure. (October)
SHM Submits Comments to CMS on OPPS Proposed Rule
SHM submitted comments regarding the pain management questions in the HCAHPS survey to Medicare in the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule. (September)
SHM Joins 22 Organizations in Submitting Comments in Support of Antibiotic Stewardship Provisions in Proposed Rule
SHM signs onto letter to CMS, alongside coalition of 22 organizations, stating support for antibiotic stewardship provisions in the Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Conditions of Participation Proposed rule. (August)
New Resource Available to Better Understand MACRA
Learn MACRA impacts hospitalists and how to be prepared.
New Resource Available: the NOTICE Act FAQs
The NOTICE Act FAQs explains the requirements for notifying patients under observation.
Meaningful Use for Hospitalists
Learn more about the Meaningful Use program, how it affects hospitalists, and how the hospital-based exemption and hardship exceptions can help hospitalists avoid penalties.
The Observation Status Problem, SHM’s White Paper
Read SHM’s white paper, The Observation Status Problem: Impact and Recommendations for Change, for more information on the observation status and two midnight policies.
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