Reports

After a period of decline, trauma centers are experiencing significant growth. What explains the recent surge? And will it continue? Find out the answers to these questions and more in The Abaris Group's white paper: Trauma Centers Past Developments -- New Markets.

The Abaris Group is pleased to announce the release of its 2016 Trauma Center Past Developments –New Markets white paper. Trauma Centers have seen tremendous growth in the past three years. There are now approximately 1,300 trauma centers in the country and that number is growing about 10 to 15 percent per year. There is another emerging trend of existing trauma centers upgrading to higher level of designation (i.e., Level III to Level II, etc.). This growth and movement toward higher levels of designation has not been without controversy:

  • Is there a need for these trauma centers?
  • Will the addition of some trauma centers hurt existing trauma centers from a volume and financial standpoint?
  • Are new or upgraded trauma centers doing this just for the money?
  • Are these new trauma centers meeting the high standards that have been in place in many parts of the county?

The Trauma Centers Past Developments -- New Markets white paper is a comprehensive report on all aspects of the trauma center/system industry including the history of trauma centers, payer mix for these patients, and the drivers for this sudden increase in numbers of trauma centers in the healthcare industry. 

At a time when the healthcare system's status quo is being quickly dismantled, the trauma industry is also undergoing rapid change. Using interviews with industry leaders, key government reports and financial statements, The white paper Trauma Centers Past Developments -- New Markets delves into those shifts and offers predictions for what's coming in the years ahead.

"Substantial changes have occurred in the trauma center arena in the past three years and this report goes into detail on what's occurred, the forces driving the changes and their potential impact," says Mike Williams, The Abaris Group President. "Hospitals, insurers and investors are all looking closely at trauma centers and their potential to stabilize financial issues within certain segments of the market."

Significant industry developments covered in the report include:

  • History of trauma centers and their status changes in terms of hospital interest over the years
  • What do these new applicant trauma centers or those trauma centers seeking upgrades to their level of designation hope to achieve?
  • What parts of the country are most effected by this new movement?
  • What are insurers, competitive hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations positions on these trauma center changes?
  • What do new trauma centers hope to achieve? 

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About The Authors

Jenifer Goodwin is an award winning writer, editor and researcher with over 20 years of experience working for consulting, marketing and publishing firms. As associate editor of Best Practices in Emergency Services, Jenifer has written extensively about the EMS industry, including reimbursement issues, the impact of healthcare reform and changing delivery models. Her interviews and analyses have been published in leading EMS and public safety publications, including JEMS, EMS World and the Journal of Emergency Dispatch. A former staff writer for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Jenifer has won numerous national writing awards and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Jenifer was also one of the key authors of The Abaris Group's highly regarded 2013/2014 Ambulance Industry Report.

Mike Williams, MPA/HSA is President of The Abaris Group and has in excess of 35 years of experience working with trauma centers/systems providers, hospitals and physician groups on a variety of trauma topics including feasibility, market trends, financial trends and community impact of trauma systems. He has been a speaker for The American Trauma Society and has held many webinars on trauma center finances and their enhancement. He has been a frequent guest speaker for the American College of Emergency Physicians on emergency revenue issues. He is frequently asked to be an advisor for The Advisory Board on emergency department issues and is an editorial panel member for the publication "ED Management." 

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2013 saw major changes to the amublance industry. This white paper is a must read for anyone in the ambulance industry that wants to understand the last year and what to expect in the future.

2013/2014 Ambulance Industry Report

The Abaris Group is pleased to announce the release of its 2013/2014 Ambulance Industry Report, a comprehensive report on all aspects of the ambulance industry including market size, trends and the evolving role of emergency medical services in the United States.

At a time when the healthcare system's status quo is being quickly dismantled, the ambulance industry is also undergoing rapid change. Using interviews with industry leaders, key government reports and financial statements, The Ambulance Industry Report delves into those shifts and offers predictions for what's coming in the years ahead.

"Substantial changes have occurred in the ambulance industry in the past 18 months and this report goes into detail on what's occurred, the forces driving the changes and their potential impact," says Mike Williams, The Abaris Group President. "Hospitals, insurers and investors are all looking closely at emergency medical services to see how ambulance services fit in to their new financial equation."

Significant industry developments covered in the report include:

·         Major ambulance contracts changing hands or put out to bid

·         The successful IPO of the nation's largest ambulance provider and the bankruptcy of another major firm

·         Moves by major players in the ambulance industry to capitalize on healthcare reform and develop new
      healthcare delivery models

·         Insurers, hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations entering into new types of service agreements with
      ambulance providers

·         Signs of a shift in attitude towards response times, a key industry performance metric

·         Legislative changes and other government actions that will impact ambulance industry revenue

Click here to view the report's Table of Contents.

About the Authors

Jenifer Goodwin is an award winning writer, editor and researcher with over 20 years of experience working for consulting, marketing and publishing firms. As associate editor of Best Practices in Emergency Services, Goodwin has written extensively about the EMS industry, including reimbursement issues, the impact of healthcare reform and changing delivery models. Her interviews and analyses have been published in leading EMS and public safety publications, including JEMS, EMS World and the Journal of Emergency Dispatch. A former staff writer for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Goodwin has won numerous national writing awards and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Mike Williams, MPA/HSA is president of The Abaris Group and has in excess of 30 years of experience working with EMS providers, hospitals and physician groups on a variety of topics including coding, billing and collections, and evaluating the ED and trauma center revenue stream. He has been a speaker for The American Ambulance Association, California Ambulance Association, Fire Rescue Med, and American College of Emergency Physician's Emergency Department Reimbursement Seminar for several years and has been a frequent guest speaker for the American Trauma Society on trauma center revenue issues. He is frequently asked to be an advisor for The Advisory Board on emergency department issues and is an editorial panel member for the publication "ED Management."

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This 2005 report is the fourth in a series of industry reports, which comprehensively analyzes the private sector ambulance industry in the U.S.

This 2005 report is the fourth in a series of industry reports since 1999, which comprehensively analyzes the private sector ambulance industry in the U.S. This report broadens its analysis of the evolution, key pressure points and success factors that affect the ambulance industry across the spectrum of provider types - private, public, volunteer and others. Key financial performance and commentary are also provided of these two providers.

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This 2003 report is third in a series of reports published over the past several years on the ambulance industry.

This 2003 report is third in a series of reports published over the past several years on the ambulance industry. It provides insight on ambulance industry trends, current status of large providers and current marketplace factors that play a role in the ambulance industry. The Abaris Group provides commentary on the industry and its major providers and makes projections for the industry in the future.

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This 2000 report is second in a series of five reports published over the past several years on the ambulance industry.

This 2000 report is second in a series of five reports published over the past several years on the ambulance industry. It provides insight on ambulance industry trends, current status of large providers and current marketplace factors that play a role in the ambulance industry.

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This 1999 report is The Abaris Group's first in a series of five reports published over the past several years on the ambulance industry.

This 1999 report is The Abaris Group's first in a series of five reports published over the past several years on the ambulance industry. It provides insight on ambulance industry trends, current status of large providers and current marketplace factors that play a role in the ambulance industry.

$100.00