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Walgreens, which has established a presence in the retail clinic market by outsourcing most such operations in its stores to third parties, is upping the ante on direct patient care with plans to open higher-acuity walk-in clinics in Las VegasRead More

Posted On October 13, 2017 By In Marketplace

Five Star Will More Than Double in Size

Five Star Urgent Care, which currently operates 17 urgent care locations, is opening 18 more in New York and Ohio after already converting an existing primary practice to an urgent care center. The company is ironing out leases for theRead More
We told you in August about a hepatitis A outbreak that killed eight people in San Diego County, CA. The worse news is that hep A continues to spread throughout California—and could continue to do so for years to come,Read More
As telehealth continues to take root as a viable way to administer care, especially for patients in rural areas, a few subsegments are seeing sharper growth than others. Codes for specialty telehealth (which includes inpatient and outpatient care, ED visits,Read More
UnitedHealthcare Commercial in New Jersey and UnitedHealthcare Oxford of New Jersey will stop reimbursement of HCPC code S9083 as of January 1, 2018, according to a letter sent to providers. Instead, the plans are advising providers to “only report theRead More
An urgent care center in Atascadero, CA has been robbed of hundreds of Norco (acetaminophen and hydrocodone) capsules, with a market value of more than $10,000—and the prime suspect is a former employee, according to police there. The drugs disappearedRead More
If nothing else, DispatchHealth’s approach to providing urgent care takes the educated-guesswork out of selecting the right location. The company is preparing to start offering mobile urgent care in Richmond, VA later this month. The idea is to reach patientsRead More
Often, neighbors welcome people who’ve just moved into the neighborhood by dropping by with a basket of muffins or inviting them over for coffee. Castleview Hospital in Price, UT is turning that on its ear, though, by inviting residents livingRead More