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Practice Management is responsible for providing non-clinical resources to the membership business aspects of hospital medicine and the management of hospital medicine groups. SHM members have access to a variety of resources, many for free or at a reduced cost. These include the State of Hospital Medicine Report, the Practice Management Webinar Series, and resources to address well-being and burnout, clinical documentation, program administration, and more.

State of Hospital Medicine Report 2023

The State of Hospital Medicine (SoHM) Report defines industry standards and is the most comprehensive resource on hospital medicine group configuration and operation. The report combines data collected in the State of Hospital Medicine Survey and data from the Medical Group Management Association’s Physician Compensation and Production Survey. The 2023 SoHM Report will also include data from SHM’s inaugural Workforce Experience Survey, which collected individual hospital data on patient census, backup systems, and well-being.

The Report is available for purchase in digital, print, or a bundle of both. For more information, visit our website here.

PM Webinar Series

The Practice Management Webinar Series brings together experts from across the country to discuss Hospital Medicine’s most pressing operational issues.

Upcoming Webinars:

Recent Webinars:

An Integrated Approach to Workplace Violence in Hospitals

View this webinar for a discussion about one group's emerging model for reducing, managing, and responding to violence against healthcare workers.

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Regulatory Update: 2024 Physician Fee Schedule

View this webinar for an overview of the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule and its implications for hospitalists

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Mitigating Workplace Violence By Implementing A Patient Behavior Agreements Program

View this webinar for a conversation about workplace violence and learn how the implementation of patient behavior agreements can mitigate violence

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How to Utilize the State of Hospital Medicine 2023 Report

View this webinar for some highlights of the 2023 State of Hospital Medicine Report and learn how to best utilize the Report within your practice.

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Partnering with Patients, Families and your Hospital to Manage and Decrease Challenging Patient Encounters

View this webinar for a discussion about how to approach and decrease the occurrence of challenging patient encounters. “Difficult” or “Challenging” patients describes a variety of situations which this webinar will further define. We will also be discussing both individual provider strategies and institutional strategies to decrease these potential encounters.

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New Resources

2023 Hospital Medicine Evaluation and Management Guidelines

A comprehensive set of FAQs on the 2023 E/M Coding Guidelines.

MDM Grid for Hospitalists

A modified version of the American Medical Association Medical Decision Making (MDM) Table, Effective January 1, 2023. This resource specifically addresses the hospital medicine E/M codes and provides relevant risk examples.

Stop the Stigma: An Action Toolkit to Remove Mental Health History Reporting

Stigma and concerns relating to the loss of medical license or other practice privileges can create a barrier to seeking mental health treatment. This toolkit provides easy to follow steps and scripts to advocate for change where these barriers exist.

HM Leadership Structures

The leadership of a hospitalist group plays a critical role in the culture, engagement, and overall success of the group. This resource provides guidance on leadership structures for hospital medicine groups, including a checklist to design a program, roles and responsibilities for leaders, and operations that leadership structures should support.

Current Issues

DEA Licensure Requirement

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have released new licensure requirements related to the new Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act. Starting June 27, 2023, all health care practitioners who apply newly for or seek to renew their DEA registration will be required to complete 8 hours of relevant accredited education related to the prevention, recognition, and care of people with substance use disorders. Click here for more.

Well-being and Burnout

Focusing on well-being is essential to maintaining a sustainable hospital medicine group and creating a supportive and resilient team. SHM encourages groups to take a holistic approach to wellbeing, offering resources designed for hospital leaders who seek to build a culture that fosters a collaborative environment, promotes wellbeing, and ultimately engages hospitalists as valuable members of the team. Click here for more.