Category: Freestanding ER

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, 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

New law seeks to prevent surprise medical bills from freestanding ERs

Patients who visit freestanding emergency rooms in Texas should now have a better idea of whether their health insurance will cover the bill. A new state law that took effect Sept. 1 requires the facilities — which resemble urgent care clinics but

Journal republishes withdrawn paper on emergency care prices, amid controversy

The Annals of Emergency Medicine has republished a controversial paper it withdrew earlier this year which compared the cost of emergency care at different types of facilities. Because the paper drew heavy criticism when it was originally released, the journal has published a revised

Comparing Utilization and Costs of 20 most common procedures by facility type – Annals of Emergency Medicine

Table 2 lists the 20 most common procedures by facility type for the study period 2012 to 2015. The prices in Table 2 include both the facility and professional component of each procedure’s price. Rank by frequency, percentage of all visits, and mean prices of

Comparing Utilization and Costs of Care in FSED, HED, and UC

Results Characteristics of Study Subjects The freestanding ED claims processed by BCBSTX came from 52 facilities in 2012. The number of facilities submitting claims increased to 86 in 2013, 134 in 2014, and 207 in 2015. The smaller number for

Closing of freestanding ER in Amarillo may signal industry trend

The shuttering of what had been Amarillo’s fifth freestanding emergency room less than four months after opening may signal market saturation, according to those in the industry locally and statewide. Neighbors Emergency Center at 4121 S. Georgia St. closed its

Adeptus Health Bankruptcy Objection Filed | Daily Bankrupt Company Updates

The U.S. Trustee assigned to the Adeptus Health case filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court an objection to the Company’s motion to approve Plan modifications, allow the Debtors to file a Third Amended Plan and schedule a confirmation hearing and

Freestanding ERs, out-of-network providers can lead to surprise medical bills

During the past six years, the state of Texas has seen an influx in freestanding emergency centers, including two recently opening in Southern Brazoria County with another one on the way. A common problem associated with the standalone emergency rooms