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Reimagining emergency medicine: How to integrate care for the acutely ill and injured

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

9:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

Brookings Falk Auditorium
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC
20036

Acute, unscheduled care is medical care for the ill and injured that may take place in the emergency department, urgent care centers, or retail clinics. While the U.S.’s acute care system is well-equipped to deliver first-class emergency care for conditions such as trauma, stroke, and heart attack, it often does not lay out a clear path for appropriate follow-up, care management, health maintenance, or social services that may be required long after a hospital discharge. Further, the predominant fee-for-service payment system does not reimburse many services—such as patient education and care coordination—that could support integration of these efforts.

On May 6, the Richard Merkin Initiative on Payment Reform and Clinical Leadership convened medical and health policy experts to examine strategies that reduce these system inefficiencies while preserving the best features of emergency medicine. Panelists explored how the existing acute care system can build and sustain new programs to enhance value, reduce costs, and improve care delivery.

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Reimagining emergency medicine: How to integrate care for the acutely ill and injured

Reimagining emergency medicine: How to integrate care for the acutely ill and injured - Part 2

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