Observation Medicine Section

Observation Medicine Section

If crowding and boarding are issues you are faced with in your ED, you will want to join this section. Observation medicine, founded by emergency physicians, is one way of addressing patient flow.

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June 10, 2023

2023 Observation Coding and Reimbursement Update - Part Two Focus On Medical Decision Making

Just as with emergency department (ED) evaluation and management (E/M) codes, the current procedural terminology (CPT) codes covering observation care underwent a substantial revision beginning in 202...

June 9, 2023

2023 Observation Coding and Reimbursement Update - Part One

2023 has brought with it a myriad of documentation, coding, and reimbursement changes impacting Observation services including:

June 8, 2023

Observation Medicine Literature Spotlight

Chaftari P, Lipe DN, Wattana MK, et al. Outcomes of Patients Placed in an Emergency Department Observation Unit of a Comprehensive Cancer Center. JCO Oncol Pract. 2022;18:e574-e585.

Sample Protocols

ACEP's Section of Observation Medicine members have submitted protocols used in their institutions.

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Observation Medicine Section members may send an email to all members of this section via our online engagED community.

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