By  | April 29, 2014 |  0
After my last post about “the gift of cancer” I must say that CLL has felt much less like a gift this month.  Joining the ranks of those with “a diagnosis” has given me a some insight into what our patients face all the time.  Recently, I received my second dose of humility.  I capped […]
By  | April 23, 2014 |  0
Humayun J. Chaudhry, D.O., M.S., MACP, FACOI, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federation of State Medical Boards    1. Firstly, Hank, thanks so much for spending a few minutes with our readers.  As you know, hospitalists devote most of their time in acute and subacute settings. Many of their clinical apprehensions relate to hospital and physician regulation and […]
By  | April 22, 2014 |  7
by Dr. Bart Caponi MD, FHM “Inpatient” and “Observation” are terms familiar to every hospitalist, and to increasing numbers of patients and lawmakers.  The difference can be significant–while “inpatients” are covered by Medicare Part A, people in “observation” are not; nor do they gain access to other benefits, like nursing home rehabilitation.  Until recently, no […]
By  | April 19, 2014 |  0
The New York Times recently covered an article about the use of scribes in the medical industry (NYT). Although the use of scribes among hospitalists is unknown, there are reportedly 10,000 medical scribes working within hospitals and clinics. These scribes can cost between $20-$25 an hour, but anecdotally can save priceless time and energy for […]
By  | April 17, 2014 |  0
I’m no shrinking violet.  When I get an idea in my head, I’m like a dog with a bone, I don’t let go.  And I have been crowing like a rooster forever about NPs and PAs and how life affirming and awesome we are; how we bring the party to the party; how anyone’s practice […]
By  | April 15, 2014 |  0
Speech? Check! Slides? Check! Selfie? Check! I had the great honor to address our membership a few weeks ago in Las Vegas at HM 14.  For those of you who have never had the chance to speak before a huge ballroom filled with over 3,000 of your closest friends and colleagues, I recommend it – […]