Many states are moving toward co-payments for Medicaid patients who visit emergency departments for reasons classified as "non-urgent," according to a new infographic by Policy Prescriptions.
The infographic examines key characteristics of these non-urgent ED visits.
Industry reforms, expanded coverage under insurance exchanges, Medicaid expansion, and shifting healthcare delivery models continue to influence emergency room utilization. In response, healthcare organizations employ a variety of strategies to reduce avoidable ER use.
2014 Healthcare Benchmarks: Reducing Avoidable ER Visits delivers actionable metrics from 125 healthcare organizations on their efforts to foster appropriate use of hospital emergency departments.
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