Now you can schedule APPOINTMENTS in the ER...???? - page 2

Okay, first we had waiting times posted on the internet, then we had that you could send a SMS/Text message and get the waiting time in the ER....now we have....wait for it - "Scheduling Appointment... Read More

  1. by   mwboswell
    I recently read somewhere the following:

    "Do you know why people will wait soooo long to be seen in the ER?"
    "Because it's still quicker than waiting for a regular office appointment"!

    -Mark Boswell
    MSN FNP-BC CEN CFRN CTRN CPEN NREMT-P
    "Support CEN Certification and Your Local ENA"
  2. by   stelon
    You're not alone. https://sach.inquicker.com/
  3. by   littlewingrn
    Only 24.99 for this premium service.....All about money, not the patients or the caregivers. I still am in disbelief........
  4. by   Pixie.RN
    I thought I had read something in an article about all the wait time billboards, etc., that there might be future reimbursement issues because this could be seen as ERs soliciting patients to be primary care ... however, I'm not yet caffeinated/functional enough to find that article. Has anyone else run across that information? This whole thing sounds like it might fall into the same category...
  5. by   mwboswell
    Quote from LunahRN
    I thought I had read something in an article about all the wait time billboards, etc., that there might be future reimbursement issues because this could be seen as ERs soliciting patients to be primary care ... however, I'm not yet caffeinated/functional enough to find that article. Has anyone else run across that information? This whole thing sounds like it might fall into the same category...
    Wow! That's interesting - would like to see how that pans out.

    -Mark Boswell
    MSN FNP-BC CEN CFRN CTRN CPEN NREMT-P
    "Support CEN certification and your local ENA"
  6. by   Pixie.RN
    Aha ... here it is, and page 2 discusses Medicaid cutting reimbursement ...

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...7WJ_story.html

    I am now awake and functional, at 0230. LOL
  7. by   mwboswell
    Quote from LunahRN
    Aha ... here it is, and page 2 discusses Medicaid cutting reimbursement ...

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...7WJ_story.html

    I am now awake and functional, at 0230. LOL
    Lunah,
    Thanks very much for that article! I find this very interesting and it will be more interesting to see how the state Medicaid regulators continue to look at this and consider the efficiency of this type of ER use.
    Thanks again!

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