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,...

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Clinical

Injectable and oral anticoagulants

New data find reduced bleeding risk for DOACs used in extended...

December 2019
FOR YEARS, DATA have shown that oral anticoagulants can help prevent VTE in medically ill patients both in the hospital and in the post-discharge...

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Visualizing the right way to patient round

Going vertical: documentation at the bedside

November 2019
HOW MANY TIMES do patients complain that their hospitalist seemed rushed and spent only a few minutes with them? It's an almost universal lament,...

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Practice Closeups

November 2019
Adfinitas Health Number of hospitalists: 450+ providers, including adult and pediatric hospitalists, intensivists, palliative care hospitalists and post-acute providers; recruiting for physicians and advanced...

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...