Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the E.R.: A New York emergency room nurse’s experience

Filed Under: Costs

Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the E.R.: A New York emergency room nurse’s experience

Continuing our series of interviews with doctors and other medical personnel in the era of Covid-19: A nurse in the emergency room of a busy New York hospital told us about her experience, speaking on condition of anonymity.  Here’s a transcript of our conversation, lightly edited for length and clarity.   Phoebe Pinder (CHC) What […]

Emergency departments demand upfront fees for non-emergencies

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

“At least half of hospitals are making efforts to collect patient co-pays, deductibles or other charges at the time of service in the emergency department, said Richard Gundling, vice president of health care financial practices at the Healthcare Financial Management Assn. The organization has 39,000 members, including chief financial officers and other professionals in health […]