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Dr. Janke Receives EMRA/EMF Resident Grant

Dr. Alex Janke (PGY4) was recently awarded an EMRA/EMF Resident Grant to investigate Trends in Complexity and Resource Utilization of Treat-and-Release ED Visits in the US during a 12-year period (2006—2018).

Investigators include Alex Janke, MD; Michelle Lin, MD, MPH, MS; Steven Bernstein, MD; and Arjun Ven­katesh, MD, MBA, MHS. The goal of the proposed research is to describe trends in the intensity of ED billing, clinical case mix, or diagnosis frequency, and visit complexity among treat-and-release ED encounters using the largest na­tional all-payer database. The proposed work targets a particular knowledge gap: are billing trends that have been observed in the narrow Medicare fee-for service population true across all insurance groups and how does this trend relate to changes in clinical case-mix and ED visit complexity?