What post-acute care settings do hospitalist groups cover, and which are they planning to cover in the future? According to the 2019 Today’s Hospitalist Compensation & Career Survey, skilled nursing facilities are the most popular post-acute setting covered by...
New data find reduced bleeding risk for DOACs in extended VTE prophylaxis Recent studies have shown that oral anticoagulants can decrease VTE risk when used for extended prophylaxis, but physicians have worried—rightly so—that the bleeding risks outweighed the benefits of...

Use of Procalcitonin (PCT) in Patients Presenting with Overlapping Symptom

B·R·A·H·M·S PCT is an invaluable marker to help assess presence or absence of a bacterial infection and can be used as an aid in antibiotic therapy for patients with suspected or confirmed LRTI. This webinar reviews the utility of PCT in the emergency department or inpatient hospital settings, and describes perspectives of three different clinicians and their approach to implementing this biomarker in clinical practice.

Learning objectives:

• Use PCT to distinguish CHF from pneumonia in patients with dyspnea• Apply PCT to clinical decision making guiding antibiotic use for patients with acute exacerbations of COPD• Compare high yield applications of PCT in different hospital settings (ED and inpatient wards).

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Coding

billing for NP/PA services

Billing NP/PA hospital services: Are shared visits always the right strategy?

August 2019
FOR TRICIA MARRIOTT, PA-C, MPAS, the 2018 State of Hospital Medicine report issued by the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) included this disturbing data...

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Compensation

Bull market for hospitalist compensation

Is the bull market for compensation over?

November 2019
HOSPITALISTS HAVE GROWN used to continual and dramatic pay raises. A decade ago, for instance, mean hospitalist compensation hovered around $200,000, while today it's...

On the Wards

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Cut back on antibiotics in pneumonia inpatients

September 2019
A GROWING NUMBER of randomized trials and systematic reviews continues to confirm that "shorter is better" when it comes to treating pneumonia with antibiotics,...

Commentary

Clinical

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Extended VTE prophylaxis: reducing risk in post-discharge patients

December 2019
VTE PROPHYLAXIS for patients in the hospital is a well-accepted practice, but extended prophylaxis for medically ill patients after discharge is a different story....
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Telemedicine: How one service line may lead to (many) others

February 2020
JUST ABOUT every health care forecast for 2020 says that the boom times in telemedicine will just get bigger. And while hospital medicine has...

Career

physician staffing

Surviving physician staffing shortages

January 2020
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." ~ Theodore Roosevelt WE ARE ALL too familiar with being short-staffed. Program growth, turnover, and...

By the Numbers

Billing team conferences? Not so fast

December 2019
READERS CONTINUE to have billing questions about post-discharge admissions, team conferences and the propriety of copying and pasting. Here are some questions along with...

Satisfaction/Burnout

A look at hospitalist job satisfaction

October 2019
HOW SATISFIED are hospitalists with their careers? According to data from the 2018 Today’s Hospitalist Compensation & Career Survey, 84% of hospitalists say they’re...