Perspectives on the Acute Care Continuum

The Acute Care Continuum is the integration of urgent, emergent, inpatient and post-discharge care of patients with acute medical conditions.

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The Boston Marathon bombing showed us how a well-prepared emergency department could lessen death and suffering following a multi-casualty event. So why isn't emergency care being touted as part of our national preparedness strategy? Read More...
5/28/2015 1:56:39 PM | 0 comments

This year, CEP America's directors of quality and performance are leading two new collaborative learning initiatives on ED turnaround times and patient experience. Perspectives sat down with these leaders to talk about the goals of the collaboratives, the lessons learned and how readers can apply the model to their own hospitals. Read More...
5/26/2015 11:34:34 AM | 1 comments

The repeal of the SGR formula for Medicare reimbursement is a victory on many levels. But to reach a workable, long-term solutions, providers will need to stand up and be heard. Read More...
5/21/2015 2:28:13 PM | 1 comments

There's something about the coming shift toward population health management that unnerves even the most seasoned healthcare veterans. But there's also reason for guarded optimism — and a chance to affect the course of history for the better. Read More...
5/14/2015 12:45:06 PM | 2 comments

Most emergency department (ED) providers know a thing or two about the documentation and coding processes that make reimbursement possible — and keep EDs everywhere alive and serving their communities.
 
Provider coding guidelines are published extensively, and most physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners have been to at least one presentation on the subject. Read More...
5/12/2015 1:00:51 PM | 0 comments
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