Browsing: Health Policy

Out of Ativan?! The Drug Shortage Crisis in the U.S. Emergency departments across the United States have felt the effects of the growing and constantly changing list of nationwide drug shortages. The
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Dutch Lessons for U.S. Health Care A 51-year-old female with hypertension calls EMS for palpitations. The crew arrives on the north side of town to a large, somewhat worn apartment complex. A family
Understanding ACEP's Clinical Emergency Data Registry (CEDR) Do you wish you had accessible information on patient outcomes based on the actions you take in the emergency department? Have you ever st
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IT in the Emergency Environment: Emergency Health Care Goes HITECH Emergency Health Care and the Stimulus Package In 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AR
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Wrap-up: ACEP Legislative Advocacy Conference This year's iteration of the ACEP Legislative Advocacy Conference and Leadership Summit (LAC) took place May 3-6 and was exceptional. For many in emergen
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A Report on Access to Health Care for Medicaid, Medicare, and CHIP Patients Under the ACA Access to health care is a key issue the U.S. government targeted for improvement through the Affordable Car
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Supreme Court Upholds ACA The Supreme Court on June 25 ruled in the case of King v. Burwell, upholding a major provision of the Affordable Care Act.  In a 6-3 decision, the court sided with Secretary
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Cutting the Check: The Money Trail in the ED Has a patient ever asked you, “How much will this visit cost me?” Have you ever wondered the same thing? The world of billing is complicated, but it's ext
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A Call to Advocacy As my shift is about to start, I look at the board to see what's new and what may be signed out. There's a drunk patient in bed 5, a psychotic patient in 19 in restraints, over in
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2015 ACEP Legislative Advocacy Conference and Leadership Summit On the Health Policy Horizon The first day of spring has passed, and that means the 2015 ACEP Legislative Advocacy Conference and Leade