Emergency Care: Guaranteed Coverage or Guaranteed Access
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EMTALA is not Health Insurance Coverage

In a recent interview on CNN’s New Day, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) responded to a comment from host Alisyn Camerota that ‘access and coverage were not the same thing’ during a discussion about replacing the ACA. He said: “Well, we’ve … Continue reading

Kitzhaber Nails Healthcare Cost Reduction
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The Hon. Dr. John Kitzhaber

Dr. John Kitzhaber is an emergency physician who transitioned to politics after 18 years in the ED, and became a two-term Governor in Oregon. Recently, he gave the keynote speech at a Health Policy Conference in Hawaii that outlined perfectly … Continue reading

Hospital Staffing Contract Turnover
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Your staffing contract is terminated !

You may have read about the breakup of Summa Health Systems and Summa Emergency Associates, a group of 55 emergency physicians and 20 PAs who had staffed the five emergency departments at Summa in Ohio for 40 years. The story … Continue reading

10 Ways to Mitigate Physician Burnout
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Mitigating Physician Burnout

The following is a guest post by Steve Sanders. Those who work in service professions in the medical disciplines are susceptible to a psychological condition known as burnout. It’s of particular concern in healthcare because of the potential effect on … Continue reading

Fickle Finger of the Year Award for 2016 – the American Electorate
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The Fickle Finger of the Year Award for 2016

The Fickle Finger of the Year Award for 2016 goes to the American electorate. Now you may think this post is a rant about the election of Donald Trump as President-elect. Not so. I accept that Mr. Trump will soon … Continue reading