By Marc E. Menkemeller, President/CEO
The steady growth of stand-alone ERs unaffiliated with hospitals is undeniable. These for-profit businesses are cropping up in affluent neighborhoods and drawing privately insured patients away from traditional hospital emergency departments. Further, as stand-alone ERs cannot accept Medicare or Medicaid patients, lower income patients continue to visit ERs, lowering hospital reimbursements without the offset of profitable private insurance reimbursement. When it comes to balancing costly diagnostic imaging tests with reimbursements, Numed offers solutions to help hospital emergency departments remain competitive by optimizing efficiencies for diagnostic imaging services.
Read more about Numed's solution at Becker's Hospital Review http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/managed-services-a-solution-to-confront-the-growing-trend-of-freestanding-ers.html