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New SHM White Paper: The Hospital Observation Care Problem

SHM Submits Comments to CMS on the Physician Fee Schedule
SHM submitted comments on this year’s fee schedule including evaluation and management guidelines, PQRS reporting, and MACRA. (September)


SHM Sends Letters of Support to the House for the Medicare Choices and Empowerment Act
SHM sends letters supporting the Medicare Choices and Empowerment Act, which gives patients access to end of life care. (September)


SHM Sends Letters of Support to the Senate for the Medicare Choices and Empowerment Act
SHM sends letters supporting the Medicare Choices and Empowerment Act, which gives patients access to end of life care. (September)


SHM Submits Comments on Proposed MACRA/QPP
SHM submitted comments to CMS on proposed changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP)/MACRA including facility alignment. (August)


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Policy Resources

MACRA Resources: MIPS Tips and MACRA FAQ
Learn more about the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) and MACRA.


Observation Care Video
With the passage of the NOTICE Act, and the new MOON document for obs patients, SHM created a resource to help with those tough conversations.


MACRA for Hospital Medicine
Learn MACRA impacts hospitalists and how to be prepared.


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.


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