Facing Non-Emergent Care in the Emergency Department

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Wed, Sep 30, 2009
90 Minutes
Product Description

Are Medicare and third party payers reacting to non-emergent care in the ED?

Your ED is overflowing, you have patients in the halls, some are waiting to be seen and more are walking through the doors and it's 9:00am Monday… 

You have probably already noticed that plenty of patients that are there to be seen are there for non-emergent reasons. 

Join Duane Abbey, PhD, CFP for this 90-minute audio event to find out how hospitals are coping with increasing volume that require non-emergent care, how EMTALA fits into non-emergent care AND what impact the lack of primary care has on the a hospital's ED.

Here's a sample of what you'll learn in 90 minutes:

  • Brush up on types of services in the ED.
  • The volume of urgent and clinical level services in the ED is on the rise – find out why.
  • EMTALA rules and requirements dovetail with non-emergent levels of care.
  • What you can do about the increasing needs for fast-tracks and establishment of urgent-care clinics.
  • Medicare and other third-party payers have plans to create special coding, billing and reimbursement processes for non-emergent care in hospitals’ EDs – make sure you're prepared.
  • PLUS – Dr. Abbey will go through several case studies illustrating the challenges for non-emergent care in hospitals’ EDs.

Who should attend? ED personnel, coding personnel, billing and claims transaction personnel, chargemaster coordinators, financial analysts, compliance personnel, physicians, non-physician practitioners and other interested personnel.

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About Our Speaker

Duane Abbey Hospital Coding & Compliance Expert

 Duane C. Abbey, Ph.D. is a management consultant and president of Abbey & Abbey, Consultants, Inc., which specializes in healthcare consulting and related areas. Duane earned his graduate degrees at the University of Notre Dame and Iowa State University and has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant. He performs various types of financial analysis involving business structuring, organizational development, enrolment and other financially related concerns of organizations....   More Info
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