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Practice Management is responsible for providing non-clinical resources to the membership business aspects of hospital medicine and the management of hospital medicine groups. SHM members have access to a variety of resources, many for free or at a reduced cost. These include the State of Hospital Medicine Report, the Practice Management Webinar Series, and resources to address well-being and burnout, clinical documentation, program administration, and more.

State of Hospital Medicine Report 2023

The State of Hospital Medicine (SoHM) Report defines industry standards and is the most comprehensive resource on hospital medicine group configuration and operation. The report combines data collected in the State of Hospital Medicine Survey and data from the Medical Group Management Association’s Physician Compensation and Production Survey. The 2023 SoHM Report will also include data from SHM’s inaugural Workforce Experience Survey, which collected individual hospital data on patient census, backup systems, and well-being.

The Report is available for purchase in digital, print, or a bundle of both. For more information, visit our website here.

PM Webinar Series

The Practice Management Webinar Series brings together experts from across the country to discuss Hospital Medicine’s most pressing operational issues.

Upcoming Webinars:

Recent Webinars:

An Integrated Approach to Workplace Violence in Hospitals

View this webinar for a discussion about one group's emerging model for reducing, managing, and responding to violence against healthcare workers.

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Regulatory Update: 2024 Physician Fee Schedule

View this webinar for an overview of the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule and its implications for hospitalists

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Mitigating Workplace Violence By Implementing A Patient Behavior Agreements Program

View this webinar for a conversation about workplace violence and learn how the implementation of patient behavior agreements can mitigate violence

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How to Utilize the State of Hospital Medicine 2023 Report

View this webinar for some highlights of the 2023 State of Hospital Medicine Report and learn how to best utilize the Report within your practice.

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Partnering with Patients, Families and your Hospital to Manage and Decrease Challenging Patient Encounters

View this webinar for a discussion about how to approach and decrease the occurrence of challenging patient encounters. “Difficult” or “Challenging” patients describes a variety of situations which this webinar will further define. We will also be discussing both individual provider strategies and institutional strategies to decrease these potential encounters.

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New Resources

Policy Update: 2024 Medicare Policy on Split (or Shared) Billing for Evaluation & Management Services

One-pager on the finalized rule for 2024 which contains significant changes for split (or shared) billing for E/M services, specifically that the substantive portion of the split service is defined as more than half of time or substantive part of medical decision making.

Medicare for Reimbursement for Telehealth Services

An overview of the list of hospitalist-relevant Medicare policies, including codes that are reimbursable.

Schedule Management and Staffing Backup Systems for Hospital Medicine

The 2022-23 Practice Management Committee created two resources for group leaders looking to design schedules and implement backup systems. Also included in both are best practices and issues leaders should consider when deciding what system works for their group. The resources can be found here.

Current Issues

DEA Licensure Requirement

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have released new licensure requirements related to the new Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act. Starting June 27, 2023, all health care practitioners who apply newly for or seek to renew their DEA registration will be required to complete 8 hours of relevant accredited education related to the prevention, recognition, and care of people with substance use disorders. Click here for more.

2023 Changes to the Hospitalist Evaluation and Management Codes

Significant changes in the CY 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule went into effect January 1, 2023, including the elimination of observation codes, revisions to the inpatient codes, changes in how to bill and document for visits, and adjustments to wRVUs. Click here for more.

Well-being and Burnout

Focusing on well-being is essential to maintaining a sustainable hospital medicine group and creating a supportive and resilient team. SHM encourages groups to take a holistic approach to wellbeing, offering resources designed for hospital leaders who seek to build a culture that fosters a collaborative environment, promotes wellbeing, and ultimately engages hospitalists as valuable members of the team. Click here for more.