Freestanding Emergency Centers Improve Access and Satisfaction for Patients, and Lessen Burnout for the Physicians Who Treat Them

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Michael J. Sarabia, MD, FACEP Affiliations: Councillor, Section for Freestanding Emergency Centers, American College of Emergency Physicians Attending, CHI Baylor/St. Luke’s Healthcare System, with its hospital-owned FECs, Houston, Texas, USA Medical Director, PhysiciansER, Houston, Texas, USA Board Member and Secretary, … Continued

It Is No Wonder That Patients Are Confused

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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 with the concept … 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

The Role of Freestanding Emergency Centers (FEC) in Local EMS Systems

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Written by:    Henry Higgins, MD Institutions, physicians and corporations have often built their Freestanding Emergency Centers (FEC) without discussing the FEC’s role with local EMS. This has forced many EMS agencies to adapt to the FECs in various ways. … Continued

CASE REPORT: The Use Of CCTA In The Freestanding Emergency Center Setting.

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Written by:    Henry Higgins, MD                        John Dayton, MD, FACEP, FAAEM   Abstract The methods used to detect significant coronary artery stenosis/disease have been evolving alongside technological advances for … Continued

CASE REPORT: Iatrogenic Renal Abscess Presenting to Freestanding Emergency Center

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Written by:    Nathaniel Greenwood, DO, FACEP                        Medical Director Cedar Park Emergency Center                        Chief Medical Officer of Family … 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 … Continued

History of Utah’s South Jordan Health Center and Free-Standing Emergency Department in South Jordan, Utah

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3/9/2014 Written by: John R. Dayton, MD, FACEP, FAAEM and Erik D. Barton, MD, MS, MBA, FACEP, FAAEM   Keywords: Free-Standing ER, Free-Standing Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Utah, South Jordan Health Center (SJHC), University of Utah, ACA, ACO, ACEP, CMS, … Continued

What is a Free-Standing ER?

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Objective This guide is intended to describe a new healthcare delivery facility called the “Free-Standing ER”. Free-Standing ERs are so new that they have many different names including: Satellite ERs, Freestanding Emergency Centers, FECs, FSEDs, and remote ERs. The name … Continued

Integrating the Free-Standing Emergency Room as a Valued Component of the Regional EMS System

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Written by:    Michael S. Wallace, BSHS, CCPM   Incorporating a free-standing emergency room into any community is challenging.   Effects to local hospitals, urgent cares, physician offices and their referral patterns must be considered.  Comparatively, integrating a stand-alone facility, as … Continued

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