Curbing unnecessary ER use

Alaska has some of the highest health care costs in the world. In the state’s Medicaid program- one solution is reducing unnecessary trips to the Emergency Room. We’ll discuss a collaborative plan to help patients get the care they need in a less expensive setting than an emergency room.

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Entrance to Anchorage's Providence Hospital emergency room. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)
Entrance to Anchorage’s Providence Hospital emergency room. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)

HOST: Annie Feidt

GUESTS:

  • Becky Hultberg, President and CEO of Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association.
  • Julie Taylor, CEO, Regional Hospital
  • Dr. Anne Zink, ER physician, Mat-Su Regional
  • Valerie Davidson, Health and Social Services commissioner
  • Statewide callers

Participate:

  • Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast
  • Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).
  • Send email to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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