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2023 E/M changes, part 2: Emergency department services E/M revisions

Nov. 16, 2022 / By Colleen Ejak, RHIA

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced major revisions to Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services for Jan. 1, 2023. The E/M categories that will undergo revision in 2023:  Inpatient and observation […]

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National 3M study finds differences in health care delivery system performance for Medicare beneficiaries in low socioeconomic areas

April 25, 2022

Medicare beneficiaries in low socioeconomic status (SES) areas have fewer physician and care management visits and are less likely to be admitted from the emergency department for low severity medical […]

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Ending the horrible loop of super utilization: A breakthrough approach to care management

Oct. 14, 2020 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Emergency departments provide an essential role in the health care ecosystem, but a significant proportion of visits to the emergency department are for care that might have been delivered in […]

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One health system’s approach to the opioid crisis is paying off

July 22, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

What can health systems do to combat the opioid crisis? This is the kind of question that fascinates me as I think about how we can improve healthcare outcomes through […]

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National guideline changes for ED E/M coding due by 2022

March 18, 2019 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

According to a March 7, 2019 article in Modern Healthcare, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has decided to recommend that HHS revisit the national ED coding rules by 2022, citing […]

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Only 3% of ED visits are avoidable? Maybe only when using the most restrictive of definitions

Sept. 29, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

We have lots of opportunities to improve primary care access so that people have a viable alternative to an ED visit for non-emergent care. As anyone who has ever worked […]