Category: Freestanding ER

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Delays Controversial Change After Backlash

The largest health insurer in Texas was set to change a review process on Monday. But it has been delayed until August 6th, after getting backlash from physicians in Texas. If the new process is launched, Blue Cross Blue Shield of

Medicare Payment Cuts Advised For Many ERs That Aren’t Inside Hospitals

The woman arrived at the emergency department gasping for air, her severe emphysema causing such shortness of breath that the physician who examined her immediately put her on a ventilator to help her breathe. The patient lived across the street

That freestanding emergency room is probably not in-network, no matter what the website says | Health Care | Dallas News

A Texas law aimed at protecting patients from shocking medical bills after visits to free-standing emergency rooms may not be reducing consumer confusion as intended. The law, which went into effect in September, requires the ERs to say on their

State legislator wanted to help freestanding ER patients avoid shocking bills— but is his law working?

A Texas law aimed at protecting patients from shocking medical bills after visits to freestanding emergency rooms may not be reducing consumer confusion as intended. The law, which went into effect in September, requires the ERs to say on their

Non-Emergency Visits Costing North Texas Taxpayers Millions « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Acne, bad breath and ingrown nails: all seem like relatively minor health issues. But a Consumer Justice investigation found millions of taxpayer dollars paying for Medicaid patients to use the emergency room for non-emergency medical attention.Data from the Texas Health

Texas’ freestanding emergency center boom brings convenience, questions 

The booming freestanding emergency treatment industry has receded a bit from its high-water mark earlier this year, with a handful of closures at facilities across the state, including one in Amarillo. But Lubbock facilities are holding on. It’s been one

UCHealth acquires Colorado Springs hospital, freestanding emergency rooms

The fast-growing hospital system, which leases Colorado Springs’ Memorial Hospital, acquired the remaining 17 freestanding ERs and two boutique hospitals it operated in a partnership with Texas-based Adeptus Health, including Grandview Hospital in Colorado Springs and four of the freestanding

Colorado – How an investigation into freestanding ERs turned into so much more 

What started with an email address and a plea has now turned into a project that’s saved viewers more than a quarter million to date. The odd thing is, ShowUsYourBills@9news.com was never intended to be a project that would take 9Wants

Two Texas ERs got bad reviews online. Now they want Google to help them find out who did it

Two North Texas free-standing emergency room operators want tech giant Google to give up the identities of nearly two dozen reviewers who rated them poorly online. Highland Park Emergency Center on Lemmon Avenue and Preston Hollow Emergency Room on Walnut

New Texas legislation protects health care consumers

While much was discussed and debated during the 85th Texas Legislative session, two important and successfully passed bills will help protect Texas healthcare consumers from the outrageous costs and confusion associated with freestanding emergency rooms. Senate Bill 507, authored by

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