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April 25, 2019 |  0
In April 2017, CMS implemented the new physician specialty code C6, specifically for hospitalists. There has been a lot of confusion about what this means and some uncertainty about why clinicians should bother to use it. Some folks thought initially that it was a new CPT code they could use to bill hospitalist services, which […]
April 18, 2019 |  0
“There is a house in New Orleans. They call the Rising Sun. And it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy. And, God, I know I’m one.” Cue up the above video. Listen to the music. The Animals will tell you a tale to convince you to get vaccinated. Don’t believe me? Follow along. The […]
By Jennifer K. Chen, MD
April 15, 2019 |  1
By: Jennifer K. Chen, MD, pediatric hospital medicine fellow at Rady Children’s Hospital, UC San Diego I first heard the term “discharge before noon” (DCBN) as a third-year medical student starting my internal medicine rotation. The basic idea made sense: get patients out of the hospital early so rooms can be cleaned more quickly and […]
By Leif Hass, MD
April 12, 2019 |  1
By: Leif Hass, MD, Hospitalist, Sutter Health, Oakland, CA I rush into the room at 4:30 p.m., hoping for a quick visit and maybe an early exit from the hospital; I had been asked to see Mr. Bryant in room 6765 with sigmoid volvulus. “Hey, Dr. Hass, my brother!” he says with a huge smile. […]
By Moises Auron, MD, SFHM
March 26, 2019 |  0
By: Moises Auron, MD, SFHM As an academic hospitalist, I’m always eager to find new knowledge and best practices to stay abreast of the latest guidelines, behaviors and ways to improve my performance as a physician and educator. But even if I were a non-academic hospitalist, I would aim to be as updated as possible. […]
March 23, 2019 |  0
In many ways, the word “teamwork” brings to mind some dusty images of baseball or WWII. In some ways, this word has turned in to a clichéd trope used constantly in every arena – who is on your “team,” how to communicate with your “team,” etc. Hospital medicine as often been called a “team sport” […]