Who pays? How reimbursement impacts the emergency department.

  title={Who pays? How reimbursement impacts the emergency department.},
  author={Lavonne Downey and Leslie S. Zun and Trena Burke and Tangula Jefferson},
  journal={Journal of health and human services administration},
  volume={36 4},
BACKGROUND Nationwide from 1996 to 2004, the overall proportion of Emergency Department (ED) reimbursement ratios for outpatient ED visits decreased from 57% to 42%. The continued falling of ED reimbursement ratios, which is the share of ED charges that are ultimately paid, is an indicator of the financial pressures facing the ED. Once the healthcare reforms are put in place what will the impact be on reimbursement rates of overburdened and underfunded emergency departments. PURPOSE The… CONTINUE READING
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