November Compensation Guide 2014
COVER STORY: Compensation: experience pays off
: A look at hospitalists in 2014
COVER STORY: Integrated ED-hospitalist services: coming to a hospital near you?
FEATURE: Common? Yes. Evidence-based? No.
UNCLOGGING THE HOSPITAL: Getting rid of what doesn't work
Q&A: VTE prevention: aspirin or anticoagulants?
CODING TIPS: Medical numeracy
WHAT WORKS: Targeting "frequent landers"
COMMENTARY: Giving HCAHPS its due
POLL: A look at hospitalist group size
NEWS BRIEFS: Ebola: new hospital guidelines
FROM THE EDITOR: A new management model?
COVER STORY: Hospitalists speak out about recertification
UNCLOGGING THE HOSPITAL: Are you fixing patient flow problems, or causing them?
Q&A: Separating DNI from DNR discussions
WHAT WORKS: Drowning in note bloat?
COMMENTARY: "Now that you're an attending, are you respected as one?"
MARKETPLACE: Not your parents' lab coat
POLL: A look at hospitalists in ICUs
NEWS BRIEFS: Hospital medicine: 44,000 and counting
FROM THE EDITOR: More angst than anger
VIDEO: Alternative scheduling to seven-on/seven-off
COVER STORY: Need a simpler way to do transfers?
FEATURE: Caring for the LGBT community
Q&A: Linking inpatients to addiction treatment
ON THE WARDS: Never seen?
CODING TIPS: Not too long, not too short, just right
WHAT WORKS: Post-ECMO patients: steep learning curve, deep skills
PROFILE: Medical writing you don't need to be sick to read
MARKETPLACE: Toward better transitions of care
POLL: A look at hospitalist schedules
NEWS BRIEFS: CDC issues ebola advisory
FROM THE EDITOR: Rethinking the need for speed
COVER STORY: Part of a new group network?
FEATURE: Are you giving HCAP patients too many antibiotics?
ANALYSIS: How depression affects readmissions
CODING TIPS: Medical necessity, or medically necessary?
WHAT WORKS: Shutting down orders for duplicate tests
POLL: How big is your bonus?
LETTERS: ED-hospitalist handoffs
FROM THE EDITOR: Learning how to get along
COVER STORY: Drowning in quality improvement projects?
FEATURE: Common mistakes in treating heart failure
FEATURE: What keeps your CFO awake at night?
Q&A: The high price of heavy workloads
CODING TIPS: DOO, POO and you
WHAT WORKS: Want to cut readmissions? Try hitting "record"
COMMENTARY: The struggling physician
POLL: A look at hospitalist shifts
NEWS BRIEFS: Azithromycin and pneumonia
FROM THE EDITOR: Getting smarter about saying "no"
COVER STORY: Dealing with seasonal surges
FEATURE: Perioperative controversies
ANALYSIS: Bringing surrogate decision-makers into the loop
CODING TIPS: The right way(s) to bill for prolonged care
WHAT WORKS: Taking 15 minutes for "sugar rounds"
COMMENTARY: Call me maybe?
POLL: What are hospitalists doing at discharge?
MARKETPLACE: A "general contractor" for bundled payments
NEWS BRIEFS: MERS lands in the U.S.
FROM THE EDITOR: Flexing up for patient surges
COVER STORY: Making part-timers work for your practice
FEATURE: The search for hospitalist wellbeing
ANALYSIS: Taking on oncology comanagement
Q&A: Time to rein in opiates in the hospital?
CODING TIPS: ICD-10 delay? Keep the momentum going
WHAT WORKS: How good are your handoffs? Ask your colleagues
COMMENTARY: Public reporting and preventable harm
POLL: A look at patient encounters per shift
NEWS BRIEFS: Seeing more patients? Your costs will rise
LETTERS: Outpatient regimens
FROM THE EDITOR: Delaying ICD-10: good or bad news?
COVER STORY: Two-midnight rule: What's the right strategy?
FEATURE: Group leadership: a balancing act
Q&A: An open-door policy
CODING TIPS: Chairs and whiteboards
WHAT WORKS: Hands-on learning improves sepsis outcomes
PROFILE: Making global health a sustainable career
MARKETPLACE: Financial smarts for independent groups
POLL: How do hospitalist groups cover nights?
NEWS BRIEFS: The high costs of "penicillin allergy"
FROM THE EDITOR: Happy patients?
COVER STORY: Ducking out early?
FEATURE: Building ACOs from the ground up
FEATURE: Working up altered states
ANALYSIS: Getting outpatient physicians to step up
Q&A: Fistbumps, not handshakes, to prevent infections
CODING TIPS: Split visits, transfers and consults
WHAT WORKS: Med rec and respiratory therapists:
a good fit
MARKETPLACE: It's all about the signout
COMMENTARY: Reducing readmissions
POLL: A look at mobile devices in the hospital
NEWS BRIEFS: CMS extends "two-midnight" review period
LETTERS: "Leaving AMA"
PRACTICE CLOSEUPS: Physicians' Practice Enhancement LLC
FROM THE EDITOR: Putting in the hours?
COVER STORY: Discharging delirium patients on too many medications?
FEATURE: Treating acute ischemic stroke
ANALYSIS: How to deal with colleagues' errors
ON THE WARDS: EMTALA: It's not just about the ED
CODING TIPS: Doctor-patient communication for (physician) dummies
WHAT WORKS: Scribes: the solution for too much paperwork
PROFILE: Russia in February
MARKETPLACE: Marketing expertise in unit-based care
POLL: How satisfied are hospitalists with their careers?
NEWS BRIEFS: Are readmission rates continuing to fall?
FROM THE EDITOR: The next frontier in preventing readmissions?
COVER STORY: Want a bigger partner?
FEATURE: Is it time to open up your notes?
FEATURE: Choosing a new oral anticoagulant
ANALYSIS: A game-changer in MRSA prevention
Q&A: What should you do for AMA patients?
ON THE WARDS: Interrupted much?
CODING TIPS: HPI: a new documentation option
WHAT WORKS: Keeping patients out of the hospital
POLL: What do hospitalists think about Obamacare?
NEWS BRIEFS: Inpatient opioid prescribing
FROM THE EDITOR: Time to think big?
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