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

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

Cybersecurity and the Emergency Physician

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3/9/2014 Written by: Mike Ahmadi, CISSP Keywords: Free-Standing ER, FreeStanding Emergency Center, FEC, FSED, Satellite ER, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Department, IT, Security, Weaponized Medical Devices, Cyber Pathogens, Terrorism, Cybersecurity Attack,  Wireless Interface, Implantable Defibrillators,  Deep Brain Stimulators, Morphine Pumps, Infusion … Continued

ER 2030: The Future of Emergency Medicine?

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Written by:    David Adinaro MD, FACEP, Chief – Adult Emergency Medicine                        Greater NYC Area Medical Practice   “If only I had a crystal ball…” I don’t. So I … Continued

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