• 20 2016 July

    Productive Cough and Chills in an Adult

    Case A 37-year-old woman without a significant past medical history presents after 3 days of a cough that produces yellow sputum with some streaks of blood. She has not checked her temperature but says she has “felt warm” and has some chills. She does have associated shortness of breath, but

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    Case A 37-year-old woman without a significant past medical history presents after 3 days of a cough that produces yellow sputum with some streaks of blood. She has not checked her temperature but says she has “felt warm” and has some chills. She does have associated shortness of breath, but

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  • 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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Beware of Urgent Care Contract Clauses on Offshore Venders, Other Issues

URGENT MESSAGE: As payers introduce new clauses into urgent care-specific contracts, urgent care operators need to be vigilant to how several changes may affect their

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Journal of Urgent Care Medicine - July/August Issue

July/August 2016

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Nonhealing Wounds, Part 2: Treatment in the Urgent Care Center

Urgent message: The etiology of nonhealing wounds is often multifactorial, with the likelihood of healing enhanced if all considerations are addressed, including evaluation and management of the blood supply in patients with peripheral arterial disease or diabetes mellitus, as well as local wound care. The diagnosis of a nonhealing wound is largely clinical, with diagnostic

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Using Key Performance Indicators to Measure, Track, and Improve Performance in Urgent Care

Urgent message: Key performance indicators provide the yardstick by which urgent care strategy and execution are tracked over time, highlighting areas requiring management intervention, facilitating comparison with peers, and enabling a culture of continual improvement. Introduction Key performance indicators (KPIs) are quantifiable business metrics used by organizations to gauge various aspects of their performance over

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