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How Washington state hospitals, Medicaid teamed to cut $34 million in needless ER visits

Originally aired: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After fierce disagreement, the Washington state Medicaid program and a coalition of doctors and hospitals have devised a plan that last year helped cut nearly $34 million from expensive unnecessary emergency-room visits. Dr. Nathan Schlicher, ER doctor at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, represented physicians in the negotiations and discusses the dramatic shift with Dave Ross


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