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Posted On March 16, 2018By Brandon NapolitanoIn Events, News

UCAOA Webinar: Setting Up Lab Services? Attend this Webinar

Offering lab testing on site in your urgent care location can be a great convenience for patients and a boon for business—as long as you know what you’re getting into. The Urgent Care Association of America will offer some insights in a webinar led by CLIA expert Milly Keeler, BSMT, CLC, CCCP on Thursday, April 5 at 1 pm, Central. She’ll share her vast knowledge of regulatory requirements concerning laboratory testing, as well as CLIA requirements for waived laboratory testing and sound laboratory practices overall. Cost to attend Best PracticeRead More

Posted On December 29, 2017By Stuart WilliamsIn Events

UCAOA Webinar: Don’t Just Fix Problems—Build a Culture!

Putting out fires may be necessary from time to time, but it’s no way to build a lasting presence in the urgent care marketplace. Focus all your attention on the day-to-day problems and you’ll find that your business is blowing in the wind like so many autumn leaves. Learn how to start breaking the cycle of jumping from one problem to the next in the first live webinar the Urgent Care Association of America will offer in 2018. Stop Fixing Problems and Start Building Culture, led by Dan McCall, will takeRead More

Posted On December 4, 2017By Stuart WilliamsIn Events

UCAOA Webinar: Building a Team That Connects with Patients

You promote your urgent care operation well, hire competent clinicians, and offer a robust array of services. So, why don’t more patients return? The problem might be that they don’t feel any sense of connection to your clinic; even worse, the same could be true of your staff. If that’s the case, you might find the solution in the Urgent Care Association of America’s next live webinar, during which James Jiloty, PHR, MSHR, MSLD will lead a discussion on creating a plan to attract physicians, advanced practitioners, and patients toRead More

Posted On November 10, 2017By Stuart WilliamsIn Events

UCAOA Webinar: Best Practices at the Front Desk

If you think of the front desk as nothing more than the first point of contact for patients venturing to be treated in your urgent care, you may be missing a great opportunity. It’s also the hub where patient relations, reimbursement, collections, and more meet; give it short shrift at your own risk. On the other hand, your front desk managers, administrators, and practice managers can learn more about how to maximize its value in your location by attending the next live webinar presented by the Urgent Care Association ofRead More

Posted On September 22, 2017By Stuart WilliamsIn Events

UCAOA Webinar: Stay in Good Stead with the DEA on Opioids

Efforts to stem runaway abuse of opioids—and the resultant increases in addiction and deaths—are firing on all cylinders from the White House to the state house. On a more local level, failing to get on board with current regulations can land you in hot water with the DEA. The Urgent Care Association of America has asked Ronald Chapman, II, an attorney well versed on the subject, to provide a brief primer on DEA compliance with topics that include elements of a valid prescription, limits on refills, postdating prescriptions, storage ofRead More
The last thing ill-feeling patients want to hear from you is that they have to go to another location for some tests. (And, realizing that, it’s probably the last thing you want to tell them.) As such, the ability to run lab tests on site not only makes life easier for patients who value convenience; it is also becoming a clinical imperative. The good news is that setting up your urgent care operations to offer on-site lab testing is simpler than you might thing—provided you have the right information andRead More
The Urgent Care Association of Michigan, working with the Urgent Care Association of America and the College of Urgent Care Medicine, is laying the groundwork for its regional conference, scheduled to take place July 17 and 18 at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, MI. Built around the theme of Drive Change!, the conference will feature 30 sessions broken into four tracks (Midwest Clinician, UC Management, Clinical Support & Super MA, and Hands-on Lab). Content is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, radiology techs, practice managers, and more. Pricing structuresRead More
Urgent care and occupational medicine seem to go together naturally—small wonder, then, that 91% of urgent care centers offer some form of occupational medicine services, according to a mini survey from the Urgent Care Association of America. It’s profitable, too; of the centers that do have occ med, over half said it accounts for up to 15% of their business. Part of that success lies in offering quality services at a reasonable price, but you still have to make potential customers aware. Jaimyn Taylor, director of business development for Colorado-basedRead More
Urgent care clinicians, operators, and staff will gather in Houston at one of the larger regional urgent care conferences in the country later this month. The 2-day Southwest Urgent Care Conference offers both a Clinical Track and a Leadership track in deference to the unique makeup of the industry, with clinicians often also being business owners and corporate leaders. The clinical curriculum was also designed with consideration for the fact that nurse practitioners and physician assistants are key contributors to a clinic’s success. Attendees have the chance to earn upRead More
As we told you here, a study by Accenture found that a quarter of all healthcare consumers have fallen prey to data breaches—with half of them going on to become victims of medical identity theft. While hospitals were the most common source, other settings (including urgent care) were not immune. The Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) will offer tips to help you avoid such dangers in a live webinar, The Changing Landscape of Cyber Security, Thursday, March 16, 1–2 pm, Central. Attendees will learn how to identify potential threatsRead More