Browsing: Health Policy

Although burnout and mental health challenges can be driven by a multitude of diverse triggers, this crisis among healthcare providers needs to be assessed on various organizational levels to develop
Studies are showing that Medicaid expansion - and its resulting increased access to primary care - could help alleviate emergency department crowding and ensure the department is able to focus on pati
Insurance companies are penalizing emergency department patients whose conditions ultimately don't turn out to be true emergencies - and evidence shows the algorithms using ICD codes to retrospectivel
A new study shows how firearm restrictions reduce the deaths of pregnant women and new mothers. The Health Policy Journal Club highlights what that can mean for emergency medicine.
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
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.
The ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference puts advocacy in the spotlight and makes it easy to get involved. Held in-person this year - May 1-4 in Washington, D.C. - ACEP LAC brings together hundreds
There is a need for health policy initiatives to optimize the interfacility transfer system and access to primary care and specialists.
Medicaid expansion offered healthcare to more people. Did it also lead to longer wait times for those seeking care in the emergency department?