Emergency Care Payments
ER doctors, nurses and paramedics are on the frontline of hospital emergency departments and critical care clinics. These professionals are tasked with emergent abnormalities in health caused by trauma, acute infection, organ malfunction, and reactions to substances like drugs or poison. The job of the ER professional is to stabilize a patient’s health so that they are able to move to the next phase of recovery. A patient will then either be sent home with or without instruction to see a specialist in the fields of concern, will be sent to visit a specialist in the hospital or be sent to another facility equipped to assist in the patients recovery. Emergency medical physicians carry either an M.D. (Medical Doctor) or D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) designation. These doctors along with their teams provide immediate treatment to life threatening ailments injuries and illnesses in the communities they serve.
Operationally emergency departments are typically adjoined to a hospital so that they can treat patients and have the advantage of being able to call on all of the specialists within the facility as needed. Critical care practices (also known as urgent care) often operate on a smaller scale and are able to treat more minor injuries or sicknesses. If these injuries or sicknesses become noted as more severe, patients will be sent to a higher-level facility. Trauma centers have 5 levels which are incrementally equipped to handle more severe injuries. Emergency room departments at hospitals typically run off of electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) systems. These systems store vital information with patient history and treatment. Critical and urgent care facilities also run their operations off of EMR and EHR software solutions and despite the scale of the enterprise large or small, the information flow out of these systems is key to the diagnosis and any follow up care required. These systems provide accurate information for insurance along with Medicare and Medicaid so that facilities can be compensated for their work. Sometimes treatment will require additional payment or may not be covered at all. Additional emergency care payments can then typically be accepted by check, E-Check or credit card and debit card transactions.
Payment Integrator works with operational systems to accept payments by credit card and debit card, ACH, E-Check and e-wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay. Our devices facilitate swipe, dip and tap payment methods. Over the phone transactions can be accepted on a virtual terminal. Our hosted emergency care payment page enables patient invoice payment presentment for mobile as text-to-pay and email. All payments are made in a secure tokenized and hosted P2PE environment that is PCI-Compliant.
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