patient dumping


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patient dumping

The premature discharge of patients, especially homeless patients or those with psychological disabilities, onto the streets by hospital workers or care providers, due to the high cost of providing care or shelter for them. A local hospital is being investigated for a continual practice of patient dumping, with many who suffer from chronic addiction and health issues being thrust straight back onto Skid Row.
See also: dump, patient
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Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) 2002-2015: Review of Office of Inspector General patient dumping settlements.
5) Emergency physicians and administrators from different hospitals should join to develop a realistic and effective protocol to facilitate inter-facility transfer and prevent patient dumping.4
"Dumping" mostly describes bad things, however--e.g., roadside dumping, trade dumping, dumping on one's friends, patient dumping. So "social dumping" becomes a sort of sacrilege.
Discharge of the homeless: Is it patient dumping? Critical compliance and regulatory issues [Webinar].
Bhuiyan then traveled the intertwined worlds of American health care and debt: scores of surgeries performed without insurance, an incident of patient dumping, and a job layoff.
During the hearing, Oliveira said employers who have no coverage often engage in "patient dumping" and stick taxpayers with the bill.
If space aliens come and replace PPACA with the health insurance system now in place in the Alpha Centauri B Empire, that would surprise me less than if the exchanges all start on time, have a few hiccups, then work pretty well (with the occasional exchange collapse, qualified health plan insolvency and sick patient dumping scandal).
Brown is now the plaintiff in a class action lawsuit, filed by the ACLU, that alleges "patient dumping" on the part of the hospital.
The old supporting statement did not refer to the terms "fraud" or "patient dumping," and it referred to the term "auditor" only in an analysis of how much the staff time spent on meeting PCIP paperwork requirements might cost a state.
(33) The increasing media attention given to medical repatriation and its specific occurrences is beginning to mirror the media attention given to patient dumping in the 1980s.
This is the result of a trade-off between productive efficiency, rent extraction, and patient dumping deterrence: the effort of the hospital is distorted downward for the outliers to reduce the fixed price paid for the patients with low severity and limit the rent earned on these patients.
* A Continuum of Medical Care for the Homeless in Order to Prevent Patient Dumping
23, 2007, at A12; Cara Mia DiMassa & Richard Winton, Legal Actions Target Patient Dumping; L.A.
To date, the program has shown that in communities where incentives are available, there has not been patient dumping, said Francois deBrantes, national coordinator of the program.
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