By Ted Williams – Efficiency often evolves from problems. There are examples of problems transformed into efficiency everywhere we turn. The advent of the Keurig K-Cup reduced the steps required for your favorite cup of java to the push of a button.
By Tyler Williams – Emergency medicine lies it’s focus squarely on one objective – saving lives. This singular focus is crucial to emergency departments, but means secondary details, such as upfront insurance verification, often get overlooked.
By Tyler Williams – Spring brings pollen, allergies and unpredictable weather patterns. Just as Spring ushers in seasonal change, payor reimbursement policies for emergency medicine follow a certain cycle.
By Tyler Williams – An impending Medicare card change will present new billing and reimbursement challenges for all healthcare providers—not just emergency medicine.
By Beth Friedman – It all started in March 2016 when MedStar Health in Maryland partnered with Uber to provide nonemergency transports for their patients. Touted as a practical and affordable way to reduce no-show appointments, the use of Uber and Lyft by health systems has incrementally grown over the past year.
By Mark Owen – With health insurance premiums already increased for 2017, providers are feeling the pinch of a patient population that can’t afford to pay for care. Emergency physicians suffer the highest rates.
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