Apr 1st, 2013
By William C. Fiala, MA, CPC, CCS-P, and Nicholas J. Jouriles, MD, FACEP Research and reporting going back nearly two decades suggests that hospital inpatients are increasingly sicker, and their care more complicated. Intuitively, this greater inpatient acuity should result in higher emergency department (ED) evaluation and management (E/M) service levels for those patients admitted ...