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Freestanding emergency centers: regulation and reimbursement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3914217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The freestanding emergency center, which combines the functions of a doctor's office and a hospital emergency room, has emerged as a new provider of health care. These centers have generated considerable controversy over their role in the health care market. Proponents argue that freestanding emergency centers reduce costs by providing care in a more efficient manner and cause other health care providers such as hospital emergency rooms to reduce costs and improve service. Opponents argue that the centers create an additional layer of health care which duplicates existing services and increases total health care costs. This Note examines the controversial issues of licensure, regulation and reimbursement. The Note concludes that freestanding emergency centers can help to reduce health care costs and discusses the steps that should be taken to aid centers in achieving this goal. reduce health care costs and discusses the steps that should be taken to
M Katzman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of law & medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0098-8588     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Law Med     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-05-09     Completed Date:  1986-05-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7509572     Medline TA:  Am J Law Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-29     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Care Facilities / economics,  legislation & jurisprudence*
Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Plans / economics
Certificate of Need
Emergency Medical Services / economics,  legislation & jurisprudence*
Facility Regulation and Control
Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
Medicare / economics
United States

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