ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Physician-hospital relations, general
Two new codes will help you get paid for managing a patient’s transition from the inpatient to outpatient setting, but they come with new expectations.
If a hospital or health system comes knocking, make sure you’ve considered these key issues.
The regulations include good news for physicians who work with hospitals.
Incorporating these orders into your hospital admission routine will ensure that patients receive comprehensive, appropriate care every time.
When faced with a privileging conflict, don’t panic. Follow these tips for a well-fought battle.
Your inpatient care decisions could make or break your local hospital.
Argues that the mal-aligned incentives offered to health care providers in the current system are perverse and require special action on the part of physicians to generate anything like a healthy outcome.
The article will explain how standardized admission orders can assist family physicians and will point readers to the updated versions of 38 orders previously published in FPM.
You may be surprised at what you can do to improve the quality and reduce the cost of hospital care — and strengthen your own position.
The jury's still out on how hospitalists affect patient care, but many family physicians are choosing to give up hospital service before the verdict comes in.