Surprise Balance Billing Study Raises Serious Questions
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Intro: Cooper paper sets organized EM back a pace This summer Zack Cooper et al gave a kick in the teeth to efforts by ACEP, EDPMA, and Physicians for Fair Coverage to try to reframe the message about balance billing … Continue reading

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Emergency Medicine Up Against the Ropes
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The specialty of emergency medicine has often found itself under attack, particularly by insurance plans and consumer advocates.  The former is understandable, the later never made much sense to me, given that emergency physicians provide more un-reimbursed care to the … Continue reading

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Hospital Staffing Contract Turnover
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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

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The Previously Insured, Trumpcare, and Emergency Medicine
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Now that Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-GA, and Seema Verma, president, CEO and founder of health policy consultancy SVC, are lined up to become the official pick for Secretary of HHS and CMS administrator respectively under Trumpcare; it looks more … Continue reading

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Emergency Medicine Practice: What We Don’t Know
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Whether you are advocating for emergency physician reimbursement or better emergency department patient care, or just trying to build a better practice environment or find a better practice site; what you don’t know about emergency medicine practice may completely undermine … Continue reading

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