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The Cost of Emergency Department Visits in Delaware

Emergency Department Visits

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Costs for high severity ED Visits at Bayhealth appear high relative to other Delaware hospitals because of differences in billing practices. Bayhealth occasionally bills for multiple services provided during an ED visit under a single Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code (99285) whereas other hospitals bill for additional services separately. The methodology for calculating ED costs may be modified to account for billing practice differences in future versions of CostAware. ED Visit results for Bayhealth do not distinguish between the Kent and Sussex Campuses because they are not differentiated in the data submitted to the Health Care Cost Database (HCCD).

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