The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has identified critical health care policy areas that impact hospital medicine. Learn how you can get involved in SHM’s advocacy efforts at the links below.
Physician value-based payment combines quality reporting in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and cost measures to adjust Medicare fee schedule payments for the value of care provided.
Medicare’s pay-for-performance program designed to incent hospitals on meeting certain performance thresholds.
Encompassing Meaningful Use, electronic health records and health information exchanges, health information technology (HIT) is already changing healthcare and will mean even more changes in the future.
Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula to adjust physician payments is flawed and not functional. Learn how SHM is working to move beyond the SGR and into new payment systems.
The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is Medicare's quality measurement effort for physicians.
Policies for observation status and the inpatient admission decision put significant pressure on hospitalists and their patients. Learn more about SHM's efforts to improve observation policy.