The Hospitalist (Vol 18, Issue 7)
Summary: This month, hospitalists react to the once-again delayed implementation of the coding classification system ICD-10. Robert Tennant, senior policy advisor at Medical Group Management Association, shares his organization’s perspective on the postponement. Dr. Amy Boutwell, a hospitalist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and president of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, discusses Medicare’s new hospital discharge rules and the opportunity they hold for hospitalists. Elsewhere in this issue, we have an update on SHM’s Leadership Academy scheduled for Nov. 3–6 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the latest in clinical research, including a review of best practices for end-of-life care and when to suspect Kawasaki disease in infants.