Monitor Mondays

Inpatient versus Outpatient: Status of Psych Patients in the ED

May 13, 2019
Monitor Mondays
Inpatient versus Outpatient: Status of Psych Patients in the ED
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Monitor Mondays
Inpatient versus Outpatient: Status of Psych Patients in the ED
May 13, 2019
J. Paul Spencer | Ronald Hirsch, MD | Nancy Beckley, MS, MBA | David Glaser, Esq. | Mary Inman, Esq. | Andrew Wachler Esq. | Kathy Seward, MD
Confusion appears to be hampering important decisions when it comes to patient status, particularly the question of inpatient versus outpatient
Show Notes

Confusion appears to be hampering important decisions when it comes to patient status, particularly the question of inpatient versus outpatient – and more specifically when it comes to the status of psychiatric patients who are waiting in the emergency department to be transferred to a psychiatric hospital. The subject is not only newsworthy but also one that seems to be causing consternation and frustration.

Reporting our lead story during this edition of Monitor Mondays is Kathy Seward, MD, chief medical officer for qlēr Solutions Inc., a telemedicine company providing psychiatric care to patients throughout the United States in partnership with hospitals and health systems. Dr. Seward is a recent addition to the RACmonitor editorial board.

Other segments to appear on the broadcast include: 

  • Program Integrity Issues: Healthcare attorney Andrew Wachler, a managing partner at Wachler & Associates, reports on Center for Program Integrity (CPI) priorities for 2018 and 2019, including remarks on the various contractors and their methodologies.

  • Court Report:  US WorldMeds (USWM) LLC has agreed to pay $17.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to patients and physicians to improperly induce prescriptions of its drugs, Apokyn®, and Myobloc®. USWM is a pharmaceutical manufacturer headquartered in Louisville, KY. Famed whistleblower attorney Mary Inman reports this developing story. Inman is a partner in the London office of Constantine Cannon

  • Hot Topics: Monitor Mondays senior correspondent Nancy Beckley, president and CEO of Nancy Beckley and Associates, reports on all the latest hot topics and will also conduct the Monitor Mondays Listener Survey.
     
  • Risky Business: Healthcare attorney David Glaser returns to Monitor Mondays with his popular segment, in which he reports on problematic issues facing providers. 
  • Monday Rounds: Ronald Hirsch, MD, vice president of R1 RCM, makes his Monday Rounds with another installment of his popular segment. 


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