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Adult Medicaid Beneficiaries in California Have Highest Increase in ED Visits: Study

While uninsured patients are often thought of as high emergency department (ED) utilizers, insured patients, particularly those with Medicaid coverage, have come to rely more frequently on EDs, according to a study from the University of California, San Francisco. In … finish reading Adult Medicaid Beneficiaries in California Have Highest Increase in ED Visits: Study

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3 Key Factors Drive Rapid Growth of Urgent Care Centers

Consumer demand for convenient access to care for illnesses and injuries is driving the rapid growth of urgent care centers across the country, according to a new qualitative study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) for the … finish reading 3 Key Factors Drive Rapid Growth of Urgent Care Centers

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3 Strategies for Reducing Avoidable ER Use by Medicaid Patients

Examining financial incentives for PCPs and ER physicians, engaging PCPs in their patients’ progress after they leave the ER, and ensuring PCPs’ accessibility during and after discharge are some of the ways Wellpoint has reduced ER utilization, explains Karen Amstutz, … finish reading 3 Strategies for Reducing Avoidable ER Use by Medicaid Patients

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