In Depth Series: Rural Emergency Hospital Designation

On January 13, 2021, the Congressional Quarterly posted New Medicare hospital model throws lifeline to rural facilities, which includes this excerpt: A provision tucked into the massive year-end spending law is offering a potential lifeline to rural hospitals on the brink of closure, but the facilities will need to weather the fallout from COVID-19 first. An increasing […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports Series – ACOEP

As a physician practice led by a CEO and a CMO who are both DO’s, ACUTE CARE, INC. supports the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP). The organization describes itself this way: The American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) exists to support quality emergency medical care, promote interests of osteopathic emergency physicians, support development […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports Series – The Emergency Medicine Residents Association (EMRA)

The Emergency Medicine Residents Association (EMRA) describes itself as the voice of emergency medicine physicians-in-training and the future of our specialty.  EMRA is the oldest and largest resident organization in the world. Founded in 1974, the organization has 16,000+ resident, medical student, fellow, and alumni members. EMRA is a professional organization that represents over 90% of resident […]

In Depth Series: Violence in the Emergency Department

Violence in the emergency department (ED) is a significant problem world wide. Psychiatric and emergency settings are widely considered as high-risk areas, with the incidence of nurses’ exposure to violence ranging from 60% to 90%. Besides the impact on the health professionals, violence also directly and indirectly affects the quality of patient care and satisfaction […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports Series – Emergency Medical Services

Ground and air medical transport services, along with first responders from the medical, fire and law enforcement communities, along with dispatch communicators, are the EMS portion of the Emergency Medical Service system, of which the Emergency Department is also a part. ACUTE CARE, INC. supports EMS personnel and departments, and acknowledges their essential role in saving lives and […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports Series – The Emergency Nurses Association

Early in our organization’s history, we were called upon to offer an opinion on the presence of family members during resuscitation. Our response, which endures to this day, and has since been reinforced by recommendations from the American Heart Association, was based on scientific evidence published by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA, www.ena.org). ACUTE CARE, INC. recognizes […]

In Depth Series: Airway Management Proficiency

Airway Management is a critical skill for Emergency Physicians, and competency is a requirement included in every hospital’s Delineation of Privileges credentialing and application process. As a responsive and knowledgeable partner for both our facility and physician partners, ACUTE CARE, INC. works closely and continually to monitor competency and assist clinicians in achieving long lasting and […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports Series – Fair Telehealth Reimbursement

January 4, 2021 On August 04, 2020 President Trump signed the Executive Order on Improving Rural and Telehealth Access. Under this order, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will expand telehealth benefits for Medicare beneficiaries. CMS is seeking input from the public to determine which telehealth services should be permanently covered. The Executive […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports Series – American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

December 28, 2020 ACUTE CARE, INC. supports the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP. www.acep.org). As the preeminent organization representing the clinical practice of Emergency Medicine, ACEP provides ACUTE CARE, INC. access to opportunities for collaboration and learning, and advocates for the speciality in a direct and impactful manner. While ACUTE CARE, INC.‘s relationship takes many forms, our […]

In-Depth Post: Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

In 2010, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published an interim final rule allowing Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) in all states. On October 24, 2018, President Trump signed into law the “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act,” a comprehensive bill designed to address the opioid abuse epidemic. Included in the law is a […]