This webinar addresses the levels and types of services in the ED and differentiates between emergent, urgent and clinical levels of services. The program will help personnel understand the reasons for increasing volumes of urgent and clinical level services in the ED, the increasing needs for fast-tracks and establishment of urgent-care clinics, pressures on Medicare and other third-party payers to create special coding, billing and reimbursement processes for non-emergent care in a hospitals’ ED. The speaker will also review how EMTALA rules and requirements dovetail with non-emergent levels of care.
Dr. Duane Abbey is a management consultant and president of Abbey & Abbey Consultants. For over 20 years, Duane has provided health care consulting services to hospitals, physicians, and medical clinics. The focus of his consulting has been in the areas of compliance, payment and delivery systems. In addition to his consulting, Duane is an invited presenter for hospital associations, medical societies and other groups. He has also published articles and books on health care topics. The speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.