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Emergency Docs: No Clue about Costs

Emergency department health care professionals (ED HCPs) have a unique role in providing care to patients with emergency medical conditions without regards for the ability to pay. Though this unfunded mandate to treat can be life-saving, the cost [...]

August 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Does Pay-For-Performance Improve Outcomes?

Throughout the modern history of medicine, health care has been paid for in a “fee-for-service” framework – physicians performed services and physicians were paid for those services accordingly. A common criticism is that fee-for-service [...]

July 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Striking a Balance Between Access and Cost

In the 1970s, the freestanding emergency department (FSED) emerged in rural areas to provide access to emergency care for residents living without a nearby acute care hospital. FSEDs offer emergency medical care at locations independent from [...]

July 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Analyzing Texas’ Tort Reforms

Malpractice claims are not a popular topic around a physician’s dinner table – in fact, throughout my medical training, I’ve heard peers express unwillingness to pursue certain specialties specifically due those specialties’ high malpractice [...]

June 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

“Everyone Else Ends up Paying the Price”

“When someone without health coverage gets urgent—often expensive—medical care but doesn’t pay the bill, everyone else ends up paying the price.” Source: http://401kcalculator.org (Flickr/CC) This quote reflects the idea that hospitals [...]

June 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

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