RACMonitor: Will Rural Emergency Hospitals Save Rural Health Care?

Dr. Ronald HirschJuly 22, 2022

All eyes are on the new proposal put forth by CMS to create Rural Emergency Hospitals.

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Becker's Hospital Review: Serving as a Trusted Partner to Emergency Departments

Tammy WoodNovember 11, 2021

Tammy Wood, Vice President of Operations at Concord Medical Group, recently recorded a podcast with Becker's Hospital Review where she discusses Concord's evolution as an organization, the importance of maintaining accurate clinical documentation in emergency departments, and the impact the No Surprises Act will have on the healthcare ...

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Deciphering the No Surprises Act: Top FAQs to Prepare

Ogi Kwon & Sharon KimJuly 1, 2021

The No Surprises Act (“the Act”), effective January 1, 2022, is a federal law designed to protect patients from unexpected excessive medical bills when they are unable to choose an in-network provider. The law requires that out-of-network providers (including hospitals, physicians, non-physician providers, and air ambulances) refrain from ...

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Why Data-Driven Emergency Department Scheduling is Critical Post-COVID-19

Steve QueenJune 9, 2021

Even as the U.S. emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency department (ED) patient volumes are still predicted to be inconsistent throughout 2021. Last year, ED visits were down

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How Emergency Physician Groups Can Endure Balance Billing Restrictions

Kathryn Beard, JDMay 11, 2021

While the price transparency law is helping patients better anticipate and manage healthcare costs, there are still situations where they can receive unexpected bills – especially when making a trip to the emergency department ...

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New Hospital Contracts: RCM Questions Emergency Physicians Should Ask

Sara RiceJuly 26, 2019

Emergency physician groups that are focused on growth are often looking to expand into a new hospital location or begin their own free-standing emergency department. Once the arduous legal and bureaucratic process is complete, and you have won that contract it is time to get to work.

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The Bullseye Goes Away With CPT® 2017 Code Changes

Jerry MillerNovember 14, 2016

More than 700 code changes will be implemented with the American Medical Association 2017 updates to the Current Procedural Terminology, or CPT. Over half of these changes are related to the removal of the bullseye symbol.

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