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 …Read More
A couple of months ago, I wrote about some key findings from a 2018 survey of US physicians by The Physicians Foundation. It’s no surprise to anyone …Read More
Some time ago, I wrote about job enrichment and the importance of factors like achievement, recognition, interesting work, responsibility, advancement, and personal growth in building sustainable …Read More
According to a new survey report released by The Physicians Foundation, 80% of physicians across all specialties report being at full capacity or overextended, and 78% …Read More
On behalf of SHM’s Practice Analysis Committee, I’m delighted to announce that the 2018 State of Hospital Medicine Report is now available!
This year’s report may be the most …Read More
Last October, I wrote about the process some healthcare organizations are engaging in to develop written compacts between physicians and the hospitals where they practice. …Read More
In my previous post, I discussed the challenges associated with measuring hospitalists’ patient satisfaction scores. I noted that CMS never designed the HCAHPS survey to …Read More
Everywhere I go these days, one of the top questions on the minds of hospital leaders and hospitalists alike is, “How can we improve …Read More
The sudden resignation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter got me to thinking.
Let me say up front this post isn’t about politics. And …Read More
Wait a minute. Isn’t there an ongoing national shortage of hospitalists? Don’t most hospital medicine groups have trouble recruiting enough providers? You wouldn’t think …Read More