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.

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.

SHM Comments on Out of Network Billing
Learn more about SHM's position on out of network billing. (August 31)

SGR Repeal: What Does it Mean for Hospitalists?
Congress passed comprehensive SGR repeal legislation. Find out what this means for hospitalist and what to do as these changes are implemented.

Hospitalist Testifies before United States Senate Special Committee on Aging
Admitted or Not? The Impact of Medicare Observation Status on Seniors.

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.

Hospitalist Testifies on Observation Status before Congress
SHM Hospitalist Testimony on Observation Status and Short Inpatient Stays at the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Hearing Read Dr. Sheehy's May 20 Testimony.

SHM’s Position on Hospitalists Coordinating with Other Physicians
SHM takes a position on hospitalists coordinating with primary care and other referring physicians. (February 10, 2011)