Emergency Departments (EDs)

Jul 12, 2022
Optimizing workforce retention, recruitment and development will be critical over the next decade as hospitals and health systems adjust to what is expected to be a changing landscape in patient volumes, higher-acuity levels, increased length of stay and preferred sites for care delivery.
Jul 16, 2021
The number of heat-related emergency department visits in the Northwest region surged June 25-30, when most of Oregon and Washington were under a National Weather Service excessive heat warning, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jun 11, 2021
Just days ago, UnitedHealthcare announced a new policy that threatened to deny some patient claims for emergency services starting July 1 if the insurer determined that the patient didn’t need emergency-level care.
Jun 10, 2021
After concerns raised by the AHA and other health groups, UnitedHealthcare delayed plans to deny coverage for emergency department claims the insurer deems non-emergent. The policy was to take effect July 1.
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.