By Tyler Williams – Did you know that nearly half of all emergency care is uncompensated? Are you aware that one in five patients treated in the emergency department has no insurance or clear method of reimbursement?Read More
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.