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Tennessee program makes sure ER is for emergencies

The Tennessean, October 8, 2008

A new "ER Diversion" program aims to reduce waiting times in emergency rooms by redirecting patients who use ERs for non-emergency cases to one of five clinics in Nashville. The program is a collaboration between United Neighborhood Health Services and AmeriChoice by UnitedHealthcare. It is funded by a grant to TennCare by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.