Browsing: Health Policy

Urgent care centers fill a need in the U.S. healthcare system, providing access to care. But as the Health Policy Journal Club explains, this step in the right direction must be supported by appropria
The Health Policy Journal Club reviews a study that shows an abrupt increase in prescribing opioids to patients when they turn 18 - with a sharper rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. This raises many q
The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) creates challenges on many levels - not the least of which is ensuring health equity. Do clinicians caring for socially disadvantaged patients receive a
Many underlying issues stem from flaws in the healthcare system that we cannot individually fix, but optimizing communication and promoting health literacy is something that we can easily do.
Times are changing for EM health policy and reimbursement with the recent shift toward value-based care and away from fee-for-service models. EMRA helps you keep up with the developments that will aff
Collaboration between hospice staff and EMS can reduce patient transport to the emergency department, according to a study termed Mobile Integrated Hospice Healthcare.
Emergency department volumes dropped precipitously during the COVID-19 pandemic. This isn't a good thing, as studies are now showing the alarming effects when patients delay or forego healthcare. As v
Does limiting the number of open charts in an electronic medical record reduce medical error? Survey says... no.
A recent study investigated COVID-19's impact on hospital visits. Patient volume plummeted - disproportionately affecting populations that already struggle with systemic inequities in healthcare.
After many in emergency medicine celebrated a recent decision to end the X-waiver requirement and clear the way for easier medication-assisted treatment in the emergency department, the waiver of the