Thursday, October 18, 2012

Making An Appointment for the ER, A Growing Trend

More and more hospital Emergency Room departments are allowing patients to make appointments to come to the Emergency Room according to an article published by the Los Angeles Times

The article described a system called InQuickER
    • Patients schedule appointments online and are seen within 15 minutes of their scheduled time.
    • Used at 15 different hospitals across the country
  • Pros
    • Doctors say patient satisfaction is higher
    • Lower time spent in Emergency Room
    • Patients wait in other area than the waiting room
  • Cons
    • Downside could be encouragement for people to use the Emergency Room who don't really need it Emergency Care
To view the full article, please go to the following link: Emergency Room Appointments

For additional billing and coding resources, please click the following link: Medical Reimbursement, Inc. Resources

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