HHS To Provide Guidance About Emergency Care


The Office of the Inspector General will provide guidance to managed care organizations and hospitals about appropriate emergency treatment and screening. OIG is concerned about the extent to which managed care organizations fail to provide or authorize emergency treatment.

HHS is annoyed about reports that a growing number of hospitals are refusing to treat emergency patients arriving through — or just outside — their doors. In Chicago recently, a 15-year-old shooting victim was refused treatment even though he was yards from an emergency room. ER staffers were uncertain about hospital policies governing treatment of patients outside its doors. HCFA responded by reviewing the hospital's ER treatment policies and threatening to cancel its Medicare eligibility if policies providing for care on its grounds — inside or outside its walls — were not put in place, regardless of the procedures of patients' or the hospital's managed care plans.

Career Opportunities

HAP, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System, is a nonprofit health plan providing coverage to individuals, companies and organizations. This executive develops strategies to meet membership and revenue targets through products, pricing, market segmentation and advertising.  Aligns business among Business Development, Commercial Sales, Medicare and Public Sector Programs and Product Development. Seeks to enhance and be responsible for business development and expansion through the development of an effective product portfolio, strong interpersonal relationships and service excellence.

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