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Oxycodone Arrest a Reminder to Watch for Illegal Rx Activity
The arrest of a physician assistant on federal drug charges is a reminder that urgent care operators need to be vigilant for illegal prescribing practices or face the consequences. The PA, himself the operator of a pair of urgent careRead More
UCAOA Webinar Looks at Holistic Management Approach
Luke Hart will share a “holistic perspective” on thriving in the urgent care marketplace during a live webinar hosted by the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) Thursday, November 19 at 1 pm, Central. In Getting Out of Your OwnRead More
HCA Ups the Ante in Las Vegas UC Market
Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is doubling down on its stake in the Las Vegas healthcare market by buying 14 urgent care centers owned there by Urgent Care Extra. The deal includes six more urgent care centers currently under developmentRead More
UC Giant Is One of the Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America
When researchers at Entrepreneur magazine crunched the data in its Entrepreneur360 Performance Index, urgent care provider American Family Care (AFC) emerged as one of the top entrepreneurial companies in the U.S. The magazine cites AFC’s growth, sustainability, and ability toRead More
Urgent Care on Track to Top $30 Billion by 2020
Two weeks ago, we told you visits to urgent care centers were expected to approach 177 million visits this year. Now we learn those visits are fueling economic growth that will carry the urgent care market’s value to $30.5 billionRead More
Making a Business Case for Urgent Care Holiday Hours
 URGENT MESSAGE: Whether an urgent care center should be open 365 days per year or close on major or minor holidays depends upon factors that influence profitability, such as patient demand, competitive positioning, staff availability, payer reimbursement, and the brandingRead More
ACP Calls for Scope of Practice Limits on Retail Clinics
The American College of Physicians has called for scope of practice limits on retail health clinics such as those built into chain drugstores. In the executive summary of a policy position paper by Hilary Daniel and Shari Erikson and publishedRead More
Defense Bill Veto Leaves Urgent Care Visits in Limbo for Military and Families
President Obama’s veto of the $612 billion defense spending bill last week could affect more than traditional military contractors and pay raises for service members. The bill would have allowed more than a million military personnel and their families toRead More