• 21 2016 June

    Coding for Common Integumentary Procedures in the Urgent Care

    URGENT MESSAGE: Laceration repairs and abscess drainage are two of the most commonly performed procedures in urgent care. Correct coding entails understanding what components are bundled with the surgical procedure, documentation of the diagnosis, location and size of the laceration or abscess, and the surgical technique utilized. Sarah Todt, RN,

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    URGENT MESSAGE: Laceration repairs and abscess drainage are two of the most commonly performed procedures in urgent care. Correct coding entails understanding what components are bundled with the surgical procedure, documentation of the diagnosis, location and size of the laceration or abscess, and the surgical technique utilized. Sarah Todt, RN,

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  • 16 2016 June

    Foot Pain After a Fall from a Ladder

    A 38-year-old man presents to an urgent care center after falling from a ladder the same morning. He has pain in his right foot at the midaspect that is worse with movement through the range of motion. There is minimal associated numbness. There is no ankle pain, knee pain, fever,

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    A 38-year-old man presents to an urgent care center after falling from a ladder the same morning. He has pain in his right foot at the midaspect that is worse with movement through the range of motion. There is minimal associated numbness. There is no ankle pain, knee pain, fever,

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  • 06 2016 June

    Medical Marijuana: An Urgent Care Issue?

    URGENT MESSAGE: Public attitudes on the use of marijuana have undergone a sea change over the last two decades, with laws regarding the use of marijuana for medical purposes and in limited cases the recreational use of the drug becoming more liberal. Legalized cannibis presents unique challenges that could impact

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    URGENT MESSAGE: Public attitudes on the use of marijuana have undergone a sea change over the last two decades, with laws regarding the use of marijuana for medical purposes and in limited cases the recreational use of the drug becoming more liberal. Legalized cannibis presents unique challenges that could impact

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  • 02 2016 June

    Nonhealing Wounds, Part 1: Diagnosis in the Urgent Care Center

    Urgent message: Nonhealing wounds not only are prevalent but also are complex in terms of wound management and treating the accompanying comorbid disease. By both recognizing the diagnosis and understanding how to treat these wounds, urgent care providers have the opportunity to differentiate life-threatening illness from lifeinhibiting disease and improve outcomes for patients. An estimated

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    Urgent message: Nonhealing wounds not only are prevalent but also are complex in terms of wound management and treating the accompanying comorbid disease. By both recognizing the diagnosis and understanding how to treat these wounds, urgent care providers have the opportunity to differentiate life-threatening illness from lifeinhibiting disease and improve outcomes for patients. An estimated

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  • 01 2016 March

    Zika Virus—Near Pandemic Proportions?

    Urgent message: The clinical manifestations of Zika virus infection are generally mild in adults; the primary concern is the potential link to microcephaly in children of infected pregnant women. There is no cure, so prevention is paramount. MIZUHO SPANGLER, DO, and MICHAEL B. WEINSTOCK, MD Introduction The Zika virus epidemic is gaining a

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    Urgent message: The clinical manifestations of Zika virus infection are generally mild in adults; the primary concern is the potential link to microcephaly in children of infected pregnant women. There is no cure, so prevention is paramount. MIZUHO SPANGLER, DO, and MICHAEL B. WEINSTOCK, MD Introduction The Zika virus epidemic is gaining a

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Nonhealing Wounds, Part 1: Diagnosis in the Urgent Care Center

Urgent message: Nonhealing wounds not only are prevalent but also are complex in terms of wound management and treating the accompanying comorbid disease. By both recognizing the diagnosis and understanding how to treat these wounds, urgent care providers have the opportunity to differentiate life-threatening illness from lifeinhibiting disease and improve outcomes for patients. An estimated

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Joint Ventures Between Health Systems and Urgent Care: Achieving the Best of Both Worlds

Urgent message: As hospitals and health systems develop and grow +their urgent care footprints, many leverage the expertise and experience of outside partners. Five common affiliation models fit differing strategic objectives and distinct market conditions. As the number of urgent care centers increases across the United States, so too do the variety

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Patients in sudden, intense pain don’t just need attention; they need relief—fast. Can you provide it? Stay up to date on the latest pain-related news by visiting the Pain Management in Urgent Care: Resource Center. Learn More >>

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