<strong>Free <em>JUCM</em> Webinar: STI’s Are Heating Up. Find Out What Role Urgent Care (and You) Can Play</strong>

Free JUCM Webinar: STI’s Are Heating Up. Find Out What Role Urgent Care (and You) Can Play

As cases of COVID-19 (and restrictions like social distancing) took hold in the United States, an interesting thing happened. Spread of many other communicable diseases declined. Sexually transmitted infections were among them. Conversely, as the pandemic has cooled down and people are returning to past behaviors, STIs are surging to prepandemic levels—and beyond. To make matters worse, a lot of STI specialty clinics that used to shoulder much of the assessment-and-treatment burden have shut down. …

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Free Webinar: Prepare for More ‘Typical’ Urgent Care Presentations—Including Lacerations

Free Webinar: Prepare for More ‘Typical’ Urgent Care Presentations—Including Lacerations

COVID-19 has taken up a disproportionate amount of time in the context of what we consider “typical” urgent care presentation. Now that we’re moving steadily (if slowly) to what used to be normal, you can expect patients to present more often with concerns for minor illness and injuries from sprains to lacerations. The latter, in particular, requires a certain level of skill and familiarity to optimize the chance for positive outcomes. JUCM will host a …

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UCA Members: Want to Treat COVID-19 Patients with Antivirals? Now Is the Time to Prepare

UCA Members: Want to Treat COVID-19 Patients with Antivirals? Now Is the Time to Prepare

Access to antiviral therapy is expected to broaden for patients with COVID-19 in the near future. Urgent care centers are well positioned to offer key advantages for patients compared with other settings—most significantly, considering that the timing of oral therapeutic initiation is essential to reducing viral load, 7-day walk-in access. To help ensure urgent care providers are well armed with the most up-to-date information, the Urgent Care Association and the College of Urgent Care Medicine …

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Free JUCM Webinar: Why You (and Your Patients) Can’t Afford to Miss Certain Can’t-Miss Diagnoses

Free JUCM Webinar: Why You (and Your Patients) Can’t Afford to Miss Certain Can’t-Miss Diagnoses

The patient who presents with an articulate, specific explanation of their complaint is both a blessing and a curse to the urgent care provider. On the plus side, you’re not forced into a game of 20 questions just to get a sense of why they’re sitting in your exam room. On the downside, even the most forthcoming patient can’t tell you what they’re unaware of. They know what’s uncomfortable, but not much else—and that can …

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JUCM Webinar: Fair Reimbursement Starts with Compliant Coding. Are You Getting What You Deserve?

JUCM Webinar: Fair Reimbursement Starts with Compliant Coding. Are You Getting What You Deserve?

As if recovery from economic hardships wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t challenging enough, a slew of new coding changes took effect January 1. If you’re having trouble keeping up with the right way to code every procedure—thereby assuring you’re doing what you can to be reimbursed fairly—you’re not alone. That’s why JUCM invited Christian Molstrom, MD to lead a two-part discussion of 2021 Coding Best Practices for Providers. For the second live webinar, Dr. …

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Tired of Urgent Care Being Overlooked? UCA Is Making It Easy to Do Something About It

Tired of Urgent Care Being Overlooked? UCA Is Making It Easy to Do Something About It

In spite of a decades-long history of providing excellent, economical walk-in care across the country, the urgent care industry has been largely overlooked as a reliable ally in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. First, urgent care centers were left out of the supply chain for testing supplies in the early months of the pandemic. Now it can seem like SARS-CoV-2 vaccines are being distributed to every possible recipient other than urgent care (and badly, at that, …

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Live JUCM Webinar: Last Year’s Coding Practices Won’t Help with This Year’s Revenue

Live JUCM Webinar: Last Year’s Coding Practices Won’t Help with This Year’s Revenue

These are tough times for urgent care. Many operators are still struggling to get back to some sense of a “normal” way of doing business and, likely, recovering from a serious shortfall in patient visits during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, this is no time to experience delays in getting paid on the essential services you provide to patients in need. And yet, if you’re not up to date on changes in …

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Free Webinar: Now Is the Time to Help Your Team Stave Off Burnout

Free Webinar: Now Is the Time to Help Your Team Stave Off Burnout

Burnout is always a concern in busy urgent care centers. However, with a 46% increase in visit volume and urgent care centers administering 25% of U.S. COVID-19 tests weekly recently, the risk is greater than ever. While you may not be able to singlehandedly end the COVID-19 crisis, you can take steps to provide care for your team. Some of them will be spelled out in an upcoming webinar, Managing Provider Burnout: Tips for Physicians …

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Free JUCM Webinar: Don’t Wind Up in Court Over Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

Free JUCM Webinar: Don’t Wind Up in Court Over Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

There’s a constant push-and-pull in every urgent care center in the country: prescribe antibiotics only for the indications for which they’re approved, or give in to patient demands that they “need” an antibiotic even if your years of medical training and experience tell you otherwise. Refuse the patient and they just might stalk out of your office and write a damning review on social media. Give them exactly what they ask for (ie, prioritize making …

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Free JUCM Webinar: Resist Demands for Antibiotics without Sacrificing Patient Satisfaction (Yes, It Can Be Done)

Free JUCM Webinar: Resist Demands for Antibiotics without Sacrificing Patient Satisfaction (Yes, It Can Be Done)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic-resistant infections kill 35,000 people in the United States every year. And yet, patients continue to demand a prescription even when it’s explained to them that one isn’t warranted. At the same time, patient satisfaction has never been more essential to the patient–provider relationship (and the provider’s livelihood, in some cases). What’s a doctor to do when “defensive medicine” clashes with patient safety? This critical challenge …

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