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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)

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)

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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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