Covid-19'It Doesn't Feel Worth It': COVID Is Pushing New York's EMTs to the Brink
Nearly half of New York City's 4,400 emergency medical technicians and paramedics have tested positive for the COVID virus. Five...
FinancePandemic Continues to Strain Hospital Volumes, Margins, Revenues in 2021
Year-over-year volumes fell across most metrics as many healthcare consumers continued to avoid or delay care.
Revenue Cycle2021 Hospital Visit Volumes Expected to Stay Low
Visits stagnated below pre-COVID-19 levels in the last 25 weeks of 2020 and will likely stay that way throughout 2021.
FinanceHigh Covid-19 Inpatient Volumes, Spooked Consumers, Stress Provider Margins
The coronavirus pandemic wreaked bottom line havoc on the nation's healthcare delivery system in 2020 and that trend is expected...
Revenue CycleReporting Stroke, Seizure in ICD-10-CM Without Pre-existing Disorder
Seizures do not get classified as epilepsy unless the seizures are recurrent.
Clinical CareHow to Run an Emergency Department Social Medicine Team
An emergency department social medicine team improves care for complex patients and supports emergency room clinical staff.
StrategyUC Irvine Gets Green Light for $1B Health Complex
The new hospital and a previously approved UCI Health Center for Advanced Care will create UCI Medical Center Irvine-Newport.
Clinical CareHow to Create a Safety Protocol for Emergency Department Psychiatric Patients
Safety protocols for ED patients with psychiatric illness require balancing the creation of a safe space with maintaining a therapeutic...
Covid-19Live Free or Die if You Must, Say Colorado Urbanites — But Not in My Hospital
Even their COVID outbreaks are different: In Boulder County, the virus swirls around the University of Colorado. In Weld County,...
Clinical CareWarning: Doc's Birthday May Be Hazardous to Your Health!
A UCLA-led study found that 30-day mortality rates are 23% higher for patients 65 and older who are treated on...
Clinical CareHIPAA During Natural Disasters
If information is used or disclosed for directory purposes without the patient's agreement, the patient must be told and given...
Covid-19Rural Areas Send Their Sickest Patients to Cities, Straining Hospitals
Many rural communities across the U.S. have resisted masks and calls for social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, but now...