Monday, March 19, 2012

Patients in ER With Non-Emergency Problems Being Charged Up Front

An article from Kaiser Health News reveals that hospitals are beginning to charge up front those patients who show up at the emergency room with non-emergency issues as a way to reduce costs and ensure that care isn't diverted away from treating true emergencies.

Emergency care physicians and consumer groups worry the policy -- now in place at about half of the nation's emergency rooms -- will scare off patients with true emergencies from seeking ER care.

Click here to read the article.

Source: Kaiser Health News

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