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In the August 2004 issue, ED Management should have said that Emergency and Acute Care Medical Corp. (EA) fee-for-service programs compensate participating physician specialists with negotiated payments for services rendered, and the payments are hospital-specific, productivity-based, and per-relative value unit (RVU). Also, regarding prearranged transfer agreements among the EA hospitals, EA entered contracts in September 2004 with Santa Clara County hospitals to create regional call panels.
In our October 2004 issue, correct spelling of the Cleveland hospital is Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. The range of salaries for child life specialists should be the upper $20,000s to the lower $30,000s.
EDM regrets the errors.