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The AMA Revisions to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for evaluation and management (E/M) kicked into effect this year for emergency department E/M services, making it paramount that res
This paper discusses some basics of emergency medicine coding and reimbursement and is designed to provide you, a graduating resident, some key information as you enter independent practice.
Surveys can be great research tools to obtain data when carefully designed and correctly administered. When writing a survey, consider the best method to administer it, take into account participant m
The effects of COVID-19 on the health care system continue to evolve. While patients stayed away during lockdown, they are now flooding emergency departments with more acute illnesses due to lack of p
COVID-19 vaccine campaigns saved lives and reduced the number and severity of COVID cases in the United States. What did this mean to the business of health care? Significant cost savings.
Be specific, and be smart, about documenting, charting, and coding patient encounters. Underbilling results in lost opportunities for physicians and their institutions.
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly lowered ED patient volumes, resulting in decreased hours for emergency physicians and a difficult job market. Could the current fee-for-service reimbursement model
The need for innovation in emergency medicine (EM) has never been greater. The pandemic has strained physical and emotional resources and exposed the fragility of volume-based, fee-for-service reimbur
Nonprofit hospitals netted $24.6 billion in tax exemptions in 2011; by 2017, these hospitals had accumulated higher net income than for-profit institutions. Their charity care, however, has not kept p
With patients and physicians becoming more familiar and dependent on the option of telehealth, it seems likely it will be here to stay in some form, even after the pandemic.