ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports: The National Association Medical Staff Services

ACUTE CARE, INC.  supports NAMSS, the National Association Medical Staff Services. Credentialing (along with recruitment and scheduling) is one of ACUTE CARE, INC.‘s core operations  competencies, and NAMSS represents, educates and advocates for those professionals and their colleagues at partner healthcare facilities. From the organization’s website:  NAMSS is committed to enhancing the professional development of and […]

In Depth: CMS’ Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model

For this entry in the In Depth Series, we will be examining the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) new ET3 reimbursement model. Our choice of this topic was prompted by an article in RevCycle Intelligence, CMS Announces 184 Participants For ET3 Model, New Funding, which included this except: CMS has shared the final list […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports: The Minnesota Statewide Trauma System

Minnesota’s trauma system is a network of hospitals and ambulance services organized and coordinated to optimize the care provided to seriously injured people by ensuring that injured people are cared for at a hospital with resources that are matched with the injured persons’ needs. In 2005 the Minnesota Legislature established a statewide trauma system and […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports: The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI)

The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) is a national policy research organization with a mission to: (1) undertake unbiased research and analysis on the challenges, needs, and opportunities facing rural America; (2) improve the understanding of the impacts of public policies and programs on rural people and places, using original research and policy analysis; and […]

In Depth: The Opioid Crisis and the Emergency Departments

Author’s Note: The intent of this document is to describe the extent of the opioid crisis and the role of the Emergency Department team in caring for the affected patient population. I have chosen to set aside, for the time being, considerations of specific therapy, notably Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT), as that subject deserves its […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports: The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN)

ACUTE CARE, INC. supports, and benefits from the innovative and effective strategies and achievements of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN). ICHAN’s mission is to strengthen critical access and small, rural hospitals through collaboration. The organization and its 57 member hospitals make it their overarching goal to preserve access to rural healthcare while improving the vibrancy […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports Series – Iowa Medical Society

In recognition of the IMS’ Physician Week On The Hill (virtual) advocacy event and noting with pride that our Chief Medical Officer, Lenard Kerr, DO, serves on the Board of Directors, we make evident here that ACUTE CARE, INC. supports the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Which is not to say that, as an organization with considerable […]

In Depth Series: Rural health care is in crisis – here are 5 innovative ways Biden can help it transform

As part of daily newsfeed, I came across an insightful article posted in The Conversation that I think is worthy of sharing, and in this message I will summarize that document in hopes that you will do just that. The five innovations discussed in the article are: Rethink how rural health care providers are paid Expand mental health […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports Series – Laboratory Professionals

ACUTE CARE, INC.‘s affiliated providers work closely with, and depend on the essential contribution of hospital-based laboratory professionals. The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) defines a laboratory professional as: Medical laboratory science professionals, often called medical laboratorians, are vital healthcare detectives, uncovering and providing laboratory information from laboratory analyses that assist physicians in […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports Series – the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

As an ACCME-accredited provider of Continuing Medical Education for physicians, ACUTE CARE, INC. supports the mission and practice of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. The ACCME ( notes that… The purpose of accreditation is to provide a framework that motivates educators to achieve their full potential. Accredited organizations are responsible for demonstrating that they meet […]