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Overcoming the Challenge of Patient Boarding in Emergency Departments

The term is patient boarding and the problem is significant. Patient boarding refers to the practice of keeping patients in the Emergency Department after they have been admitted as an inpatient due to staffing and/or bed shortages. With the onset of winter, Emergency Departments can expect even higher patient volumes and severity of patient illness […]

Update: The No Surprises Act is Harming Anesthesiologists

The No Surprises Act was designed to:  In August 2022, the No Surprises Act’s final rules entitled “Requirements Related to Surprise Billing: Final Rules” were issued. The initial Act’s provisions and those addressed in the Final Rules have created significant burden to an already strained health care delivery system. Provider reimbursement is being delayed by processes in the […]

The Case for Innovative Solutions to Assist with Staff Recruitment, Retention, and Greater Satisfaction

In 2019, the World Health Organization declared employee burnout a global organizational phenomenon, and, since 2019, U.S. turnover and job vacancies have markedly increased. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the Department of Labor, reports that, thus far in 2022, 1.7 million health care workers left their jobs, and approximately 20 million U.S. […]

Don’t Be Surprised by the No Surprises Act

On August 19, 2022, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury issued final rules for the Title 1 of Division BB of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, commonly referred to as the “No Surprises Act”.  This Act was designed to provide consumer protection by requiring: Good faith estimates No balance bills […]