About Ambulance Patient Offload Time
Ambulance patient offload times — how long it takes for a patient arriving at a hospital via ambulance to be transferred to an emergency department — are the product of many factors. These include the physical layout of the hospital, the current caseload, the severity of patients’ illness or injury, and more. While everyone agrees patients should be transferred quickly, delays start with broader problems in the health care delivery system — outside hospitals’ control — such as a lack of primary care and behavioral health providers, and overuse of the 911 emergency system.
What’s happening: CHA developed a detailed analysis of how insurance company practices negatively affect patients, which is a key proof point supporting a comprehensive strategy to hold insurers accountable for patient care in California.
What else to know: One of CHA’s priorities this year is to create greater accountability (network adequacy, prior authorization, medical necessity, payment practices, and parity) for insurers operating in California.
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What’s happening: A Dec. 4 webinar will discuss the implications of ambulance patient offload time requirements, behavioral health care laws, and discharge challenges.
What else to know: It is free for CHA members, but registration is required.
Hear from CHA experts as they focus on the implications of ambulance patient offload time requirements, behavioral health care laws, and discharge challenges.
This post has been archived and contains information that may be out of date.CHA is hosting a webinar to ensure members are well-informed on proposed bills and understand how collaborations with outside entities like ambulance providers, LEMSAs, and fire departments can aid in delivering effective, safe patient care.