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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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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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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Political Mudslinging and the Death of Medical Professionalism
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This post is about the impact that our current political divisiveness is having on the discussion of health related issues within the House of Medicine. I have no doubt that over the last two centuries and more, political discourse in … Continue reading

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Group Practice Structure – A Cost / Benefit Analysis
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In a recent three-part discussion in ACEP eNOW about democratic vs. limited equity holder emergency medicine groups (now both are more often evolving into Acute Care Continuum groups involving EPs, hospitalists, anesthesiologists, radiologists, on-call specialists, urgent care docs, post-acute care … Continue reading

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