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SHM Opposes Senate Health Reform Bill
View the full statement. (June)

SHM Sends Letter on Reducing Regulatory Burdens in Current Pay-for-Performance Programs
SHM sends letter to CMS Administrator Verma and HHS Secretary Price on reducing the regulatory burden in PQRS, VM, and MU programs. (May)

SHM Shares Concerns Regarding Healthcare Reform
View the full statement. (March)

SHM Comments on Implementation of Advanced BPCI
SHM submitted recommendations and comments to CMS on their Advanced Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative. (March)

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)

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Policy Resources

New Observation Care Resource Available
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.

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.

Carrots and Sticks: A Guide to 2016 Pay for Performance Programs for Hospitalists
Learn more about the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the Value Based Payment Modifier (VBPM) programs and what they mean for hospitalists.

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