Browsing: Health Policy

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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
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A Review of U.S. Disaster Preparedness Programs This fall, the first cases of Ebola were diagnosed and treated in the United States. Although the spread of this disease fell far short of the disaster
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Health Policy 101: Intro to Terminology Health policy can be a bit of an alphabet soup, especially when it comes to the way that the government pays for care. Abbreviations abound; ever wonder what a
Health Policy Statistics 102: Medical Students Perceptions and Policy Education Previous data has shown that nearly half of graduating medical students felt that their medical school provided inadequ
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Mandatory Quarantines of Health Workers Responding to public fears regarding Ebola transmission, governors in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, California, and Maine have
The Roll-Out of Health Insurance Exchanges: From Disaster to Success On October 1, 2013 U.S. health insurance exchanges opened to enrollees. Individuals were eligible to use the exchanges if they wer
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Lobbying with ACEP: Health Policy from LAC14 Each May, emergency physicians from across the country converge in Washington, D.C. at ACEP's Leadership and Advocacy Conference (LAC) to advocate for iss
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Creating Safe Harbors: Rethinking Tort Reform More than 75% of physicians will face a medical malpractice claim over the course of their career.1 This experience is often emotionally and financially