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Hospitalist Career Articles of Interest
What’s in Store for Hospitalists in 2016?
There are many changes hospitalists should be preparing for in 2016. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) repealed the sustainable growth rate formula and created new ways to push for quality-based reimbursement, including the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and alternative payment models. Quality will become an even bigger focus for physicians in 2016 than it was in 2015 and hospitalists will succeed if they are prepared.
Read SHM’s complete article about the expected changes.
ECRI Institute Warns Hospitals of Top 10 New Technology Risks
Source: HealthLeaders Media
The newest addition of ECRI’s annual list was released in November and includes eight new hazards. The full list warns hospital staff about inadequate cleaning of endoscopes, missed alarms, failure to effectively monitor postoperative patients for opioid-induced respiratory depression, poor surveillance of monitored patients in telemetry, inadequate training of clinicians on OR technologies, poor alignment between the configuration of a health IT system and workflow, unsafe injection practices, gamma camera mechanical failures, inappropriate patient ventilation and misuse of USB Ports.
Read the complete article here.
Do You Think Obamacare Will Be Repealed in 2016?
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