By  | October 31, 2016 |  0
While the saying goes, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, I think we all assume you can teach a new dog new tricks… or at least all of us in medical education believe this! However, new research in the Journal of Hospital Medicine highlights that maybe the old dog is the key to […]
By  | October 27, 2016 |  0
SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: October 13 – 27, 2016 Check out the latest hospital medicine and SHM-related stories in mainstream and healthcare-centric news. For the full stories, click on the links below: Following the release of the final MACRA rule, medical professionals and policy experts alike are poring over the 2400-page document […]
By  | October 26, 2016 |  0
By: John Nelson, MD, MHM The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has too many new payment models for a practicing doctor to keep up with them all. But there are three that I think are most important for hospitalists to know something about: hospital value-based purchasing, MACRA-related models, and bundled payments. Here, I’ll focus on […]
By  | October 21, 2016 |  0
  We have more details on what the ABIM is considering regarding changes to the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process since they last announced some very high-level ideas in the spring. The ABIM is now requesting feedback through a member survey on some proposed options to update its controversial MOC process. Specifically, they are outlining two […]
By  | October 20, 2016 |  0
I was reading a nice piece eulogizing David Bowie.  If you are a fan of his you know what a towering figure he was in the music world.  Given he died of cancer, I was also thinking about the docs involved in his care and their absolute pledge to him to guard his celebrity.  HIPPA […]
By  | October 19, 2016 |  0
Great news! The long-anticipated 2016 State of Hospital Medicine (SoHM) Report was released last week to rave reviews. Pre-orders of the report blew away previous records, and that’s on top of the almost 600 hospital medicine groups (HMGs) that received free versions of the report as a result of participating in the survey. Again this […]