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Emergency Department Visits: A Cure or a Symptom?

January 26, 2023


As many integrated provider networks and ACOs manage their populations under value-based contracts, over utilization of emergency departments drive up costs and compromise performance outcome of patients. Many healthcare leaders believe high ER utilization is a symptom of a larger problem.

On this episode, Dan is joined by Dr. Nicholas R. Dodaro, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Medical Life Holdings. They discuss common concerns with emergency room visits such as how they should best be used for care, why they’re so costly, and how integrated provider networks can incorporate advanced care models to ensure appropriate use of the emergency room.

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