Health Reform's Impact on the ED and Bottom Line
What is your ED's contribution margin to the organization? As health systems try to improve their EDs, healthcare leaders are watching the financial framework with caution. About 80% said they expect their ED reimbursement margins will worsen as a result of healthcare reform, and 78% said their reimbursement also will get worse. Those factors coupled with an expected increase in the uninsured patient population are a formula for uncertainty for administrators running an ED.