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The decision of where to seek care is complicated by the multitude of options

The decision of where to seek care is complicated by the multitude of options

One evening in February 2017, Sarah Dudley’s husband, Joseph, began to feel unwell. He had a high fever, his head and body ached and he seemed disoriented, she said. The Dudleys had a decision to make: go to the hospital emergency room or an urgent care clinic near their home in Des Moines, Iowa. “ERs …

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Hospital emergencies or urgent care?  Deciding where to go is complicated.

Hospital emergencies or urgent care? Deciding where to go is complicated.

One evening in February 2017, Sarah Dudley’s husband, Joseph, began to feel unwell. He had a high fever, his head and body ached and he seemed disoriented, she said. The Dudleys had a decision to make: go to the hospital emergency room or an urgent care clinic near their home in Des Moines, Iowa. “ERs …

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Should I go to the emergency room or the emergency room?  Options can be complicated and expensive

Should I go to the emergency room or the emergency room? Options can be complicated and expensive

One evening in February 2017, Sarah Dudley’s husband, Joseph, started feeling ill. He had a high fever, his head and body ached and he seemed disoriented, she said. The Dudleys had a decision to make: go to the hospital emergency room or an urgent care clinic near their home in Des Moines, Iowa. “ERs take …

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How much is a MyChart message worth?  It is complicated

How much is a MyChart message worth? It is complicated

More and more health systems are asking for compensation for services provided by physicians through patient portals such as MyChart, raising questions among payers about the downstream impact on costs. The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio this month began charging patients for certain MyChart messages with providers, such as responses that require “medical expertise…typically taking five …

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