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Hospital Splits This Payroll Expense 50/50 with Local Payer to Curb ER Overuse

Health Leaders Media
Dec 5, 2019
A hospital in rural Minnesota partnered with a local insurer to hire a social worker for patients who visit the emergency department (ED) at least three times in a span of four months. The social worker focuses on addressing the mental health and social support needs of ED frequent flyers, decreasing the number of visits and overall cost of care to the hospital.
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Behavioral health workforce · Emergency department and urgent care services · Hospitals · Human services · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Minnesota