Advocacy and Public Policy

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Hospitalist Testifies before Senate Aging Committee
On July 30, Dr. Ann Sheehy testified at a hearing on the impacts of observation status for beneficiaries and providers.

New SHM Whitepaper Addresses Observation Status
Report from SHM Public Policy Committee Recommends Changes

SHM Secures Automatic Exception for Hospitalists in Meaningful Use
Hospitalists meeting exception criteria will avoid 1% penalty in 2015.

Hospitalist Testifies on Observation Status before Congress
On May 20, Dr. Ann Sheehy testified at a hearing on observation status and short inpatient stays at a House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Hearing. Read the complete testimony.

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