Emergency Departments (EDs)

Mar 2, 2021
The National Institutes of Health has halted a clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of COVID-19 convalescent plasma in emergency department patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 symptoms and at least one risk factor for severe COVID-19 after an independent board concluded from the data…
Feb 9, 2021
The Accountable Health Communities model reduced hospital emergency department visits by 9% for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries screened for health-related social needs, according to the first report evaluating the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services model.
Jan 13, 2021
NewYork-Presbyterian routinely screens patients for social needs during outpatient and emergency department visits at six of the system’s New York City locations to identify patients for whom prevention and early intervention might mitigate social needs, resulting in fewer ED visits and avoidable…
Dec 14, 2020
To help hospitals and health systems understand what the federal appellate court’s “prudent layperson” standard decision means to them, AHA enlisted law firm Lash & Goldberg LLP to provide an in-depth analysis of the decision and its impact.
Dec 14, 2020
In-Depth Analysis of the “Prudent Layperson” Standard Decision’s Impact UPDATED WITH LINK Analysis of Court Decision on Legality of Health Plan ED Review Policies
Sep 16, 2020
The Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport Model will begin Jan. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.
Aug 28, 2020
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released shows an increase between 2018 and 2019 in rates of suspected nonfatal drug overdoses involving opioids, cocaine and amphetamines, and of polydrug overdoses co-involving opioids and amphetamines that were treated in the emergency…
Jul 30, 2020
AHA Board Chair Melinda Estes, M.D., authored an opinion article for USA Today, urging patients to continue to rely on hospitals and emergency rooms for non-COVID-19, life-saving, medically necessary care.
Jun 22, 2020
A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows emergency department visits dropped by 23% for heart attacks, 20% for strokes and 10% for hyperglycemic crises in first 10 weeks after the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration. 
Jun 3, 2020
U.S. hospital emergency department visits declined by an estimated 42% between March 29 and April 25 compared to a year ago, while visits for infectious disease screening or exposure were nearly four times higher, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.