Freestanding Observation Care: Why? Patient Types? Economically Viable?


Observation patient care continues to be in flux, due to definition and payment changes. Yet the development of a freestanding observation facility may offer a low-cost healthcare alternative. This session will consider the market, patient types, physician interactions, and economics around freestanding observation care; how this model fits into an organization's system of care; and how Saint Joseph Mercy Health System moved forward with it.

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