ACEP‘s Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Section

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Section

A section where all ACEP members who are interested in continuous quality improvement and patient safety may share and develop a base of knowledge and improve the quality of patient care.

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July 26, 2022

Quality Updates from the Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL)

The College has its own team of quality individuals that help shape research, policy, and efforts for important issues in emergency medicine: the Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL). Read about some e...

July 19, 2022

The Atrial Fibrillation Initiative

Learn about the E-QUAL Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Initiative and work to develop a comprehensive implementation package for emergency physicians to improve the quality and frequency of care to patien...

July 19, 2022

Stroke Care

Learn about the E-QUAL Stroke Care initiative and the work done to improve the care for stroke patients in the ED.

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QIPS TIPS #33: Falling for You!

Shari Welch , MD, FACHE, FACEP 

As you now know, in 2008 CMS identified ten categories of conditions that will no longer be reimbursed. The implementation of this rule is now being felt by hospitals and providers. On a gut level the change does not seem unreasonable. The new rule basically says that if something bad happens to a patient in the hospital, the hospital does not get paid to treat that condition. These so-called Hospital Acquired Conditions include one entity particularly relevant for the emergency department: Falls and Trauma.

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