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Humana Moves Could Impact Older Patients and Urgent Care
Humana’s plan to lower the number of elderly patients who seek care in the emergency room could end up costing urgent care centers. The company is testing a telehealth program that encourages Medicare Advantage enrollees to try “virtual” visits forRead More
ED Patients Need Patience and Deep Pockets, Studies Show
New state-specific data show a mix of obstacles to efficient, cost-effective care in the emergency room. One study shows that some EDs are diverting more patients than ever before due to overcrowding, while another finds hundreds of millions of dollarsRead More
What the New Microchip Credit Cards Mean for Urgent Care
URGENT MESSAGE: Effective October 1, 2015, businesses that accept credit and debit cards can be responsible for fraud charges if they do not implement technology that reads the microchip-enabled cards now being issued by banks. Urgent care operators should workRead More
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