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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)

SHM Submits Comments on Proposed IPPS
SHM submitted comments on aspects of the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), including HRRP, HVBP, HAC, IQR, as well as lessening administrative burdens by eliminating observation care. (June)

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)

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Policy Resources

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

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.

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