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2014-08-11 12:27:07

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) finds that Medicaid enrollees visit the emergency department appropriately like most patients, but they have generally more complex health needs and less access to primary care than their privately insured counterparts (http://2c4xez132caw2w3cpr1il98fssf.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/MACFacts-EDuse_2014-07.pdf). The following is a...

2014-07-08 12:26:05

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "We are all a heartbeat away from needing emergency care" is one of key messages of the Saving Millions campaign of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), highlighting the incredible value of emergency medicine to every community and the efficiency and economic benefits of medical care provided in the nation's emergency departments. http://www.acep.org/savingmillions/. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2014-05-21 00:20:49

Nearly 9 in 10 ER Docs Report Psych Patients Being Held in Their ERs WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly half of emergency physicians responding to a poll are already seeing a rise in emergency visits since January 1 when expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began to take effect. In an online poll conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), 86 percent expect emergency visits to increase over the next three years. More than...

2014-05-09 12:26:23

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) celebrates four decades of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week starting May 18(th) with events in communities across the nation, as well as several national events organized around the theme "EMS: Dedicated. For Life." Thirty years of EMS for Children will be celebrated on Emergency Medical Services for Children Day, May 21(st), focusing on EMS training, awareness and special...

2014-01-16 12:30:52

What are my state's grades? Find them at www.emreportcard.org WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The District of Columbia led the nation with a B- in a new report card issued today by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), citing stellar access to emergency care and a strong commitment to disaster preparedness. Ironically, the District ranked last in the nation for having the worst medical liability environment. The nation's overall grade fell to a D+, since...

2014-01-16 12:30:50

What are my state's grades? Find them at www.emreportcard.org WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington dropped to 35(th) place in the nation with a D+ in the American College of Emergency Physicians' (ACEP) state-by-state report card on America's emergency care environment ("Report Card"). Despite ranking in the top 10 states in the categories of Public Health and Injury Prevention and Quality and Patient Safety, Washington received failing grades in three out...

2014-01-16 12:30:24

What are my state's grades? Find them at www.emreportcard.org WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota received an overall grade of C in the American College of Emergency Physicians' (ACEP) state-by-state report card on America's emergency care environment ("Report Card"), ranking 12(th) in the nation. The state improved its ranking in the category of Access to Emergency Care, reflecting the highest per capita rate of physicians accepting Medicare in the nation and...

2014-01-16 12:30:11

What are my state's grades? Find them at www.emreportcard.org WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York saw improvements in the category of Access to Emergency Care, but dropped in two other categories, receiving an overall C grade in the American College of Emergency Physicians' (ACEP) state-by-state report card on America's emergency care environment ("Report Card"). The state has the fourth longest average emergency department wait times and the highest hospital...

2014-01-16 12:30:09

What are my state's grades? Find them at www.emreportcard.org WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Indiana received a near-failing D+ grade in the American College of Emergency Physicians' (ACEP) state-by-state report card on America's emergency care environment ("Report Card"). The Report Card ranked Indiana 40(th )in the nation -- unchanged since 2009 -- citing needs for state-level planning and coordination to improve disaster preparedness and the quality and patient...

2014-01-16 12:29:46

What are my state's grades? Find them at www.emreportcard.org WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts is the second highest ranked state in the nation for its overall emergency medical care system. The state received a B- in the American College of Emergency Physicians' (ACEP) state-by-state report card on America's emergency care environment ("Report Card"). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) The state has committed to access to care,...


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