It Is No Wonder That Patient’s Are Confused

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Written by:    Henry Higgins, MD Introduction   Many new forms of healthcare facilities and office settings have developed over the past 20 years. No facility has caused more confusion than the Freestanding Emergency Center (FEC). Most-lay people are familiar … Continued

Coder’s Corner: Coding/Billing/Clues

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These tips are offered by coding and billing experts within the FSED industry. In the reality where insurance companies pick and choose what diagnosis they consider to be emergencies and secretly set “customary charge levels” we hope to assist emergency … Continued

Case Series Of Evaluating Cardiac Calcium Score And Coronary CT Angiography (CCTA) In Asymptomatic Volunteers With No History Of Heart Disease In a Physician-Owned Freestanding Emergency Center (FEC) In Texas

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Written by:    Henry Higgins, MD                         Nathaniel Greenwood, DO, FACEP                         Rena Salyer, DO, FACEP                         Daniel Matulich, MD, FACEP                         Nicole Broussard, RT(R)(CT) ARRT Abstract   Sixty-four community volunteers participated in a free heart screening event at a … Continued

Does the Conversion of Critical Access Hospitals into Freestanding Emergency Departments Represent a Financially Viable Way to Maintain Rural Access to Emergency Care?

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Written by:    John Dayton, MD, FACEP, FAAEM                         Henry Higgins, MD Introduction When compared to urban centers, rural communities struggle with increased health problems, lower average income, and less physician coverage. These factors combine to make the financial viability … Continued

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