UCA Webinar: Why Acute Flaccid Myelitis Should Be on Your Radar Now

UCA Webinar: Why Acute Flaccid Myelitis Should Be on Your Radar Now

While the world’s attention has been focused on COVID-19, another mysterious virus has continued to wreak havoc on the families it affects. Acute flaccid myelitis, which has been afflicting a growing number of children for several years, has continued to strike seemingly out of the blue. While care for children diagnosed with AFM is clearly beyond the resources of an urgent care center, parents could easily present to urgent care when symptoms first start to …

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Free Experity Webinar: Are You Coding Optimally for COVID-19 Services?

Free Experity Webinar: Are You Coding Optimally for COVID-19 Services?

The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing public health officials, hospital administrators, the general public, and certainly healthcare providers to limits unseen in this lifetime. As always, though, it’s essential to correctly code for services provided in order to ensure urgent care centers are paid for the care they provide. Fail to do that, especially in the midst of economic chaos, and your business will suffer. Experity will host a webinar designed to help you on Thursday, …

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UCA Webinar: Understand Non-Payer Contracting or Accept That You Could Sign a Bad Deal

UCA Webinar: Understand Non-Payer Contracting or Accept That You Could Sign a Bad Deal

Urgent care operators probably hear the word contracting and think immediately of their dealings with payers. As such, they’re probably most familiar and comfortable with the dynamics of such agreements. What about the host of other legally binding agreements that are part and parcel of any business, though? The Urgent Care Association has engaged Kayla McCann Marty and Justin Knapp of McGuire Woods LLP to lead a webinar on this very topic.  Non-Payer Business Contracting: …

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UCA Webinar: What Do You Have to Offer—and Is It Enough?

UCA Webinar: What Do You Have to Offer—and Is It Enough?

Hiring the best providers is only half the battle when it comes to putting together a clinically excellent team that will appeal to prospective patients in your area. This is especially true if you’re the new kid on the block and don’t have years of experience to tell you what those people need. The type of area you occupy—rural vs urban, seasonal ebbs and flows, a high concentration of elderly residents—determines a lot, as well. …

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Make 2020 the Year Urgent Care Becomes Known for Excellent Antibiotic Stewardship

Make 2020 the Year Urgent Care Becomes Known for Excellent Antibiotic Stewardship

Urgent care has received more than its fair share of criticism in light of healthcare-wide overprescribing of antibiotics. While much of that discussion reflects misperceptions about our industry, clearly all healthcare settings need to be held accountable for improving their decisions to ensure antibiotics are prescribed only when necessary. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continuing to re-evaluate their data on just how many antibiotic-resistant infections occur (with too many proving to be …

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Free JUCM Webinar: Don’t Let Ingested Foreign Bodies Be a Foreign Concept for Providers

Free JUCM Webinar: Don’t Let Ingested Foreign Bodies Be a Foreign Concept for Providers

Children (and even some adults) put things in their mouths that don’t belong there—and sometimes they wind up being swallowed or inhaled. That risk may be especially high as holiday gifts are explored and batteries fall into small hands. The next free webinar offered by JUCM will feature Hansel Otero, MD, director of international pediatric radiology education and outreach at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia sharing real-life cases (and accompanying x-rays) of patients with foreign bodies …

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Free JUCM Webinar: 20 Questions—What You Can’t Afford to Miss in a Chest X-Ray

Free JUCM Webinar: 20 Questions—What You Can’t Afford to Miss in a Chest X-Ray

The consequences of missing something on a chest x-ray can be deadly. And yet, if you don’t review them frequently it can be difficult to pick up on subtle findings. JUCM is hosting a free webinar that will provide examples of easy-to-miss presentations that you can’t afford to miss on Tuesday, December 10, from 2 to 3 pm (Eastern). In Chest X-Rays—What the Urgent Care Clinician Needs to Know, Drs. David Cohen and Michael Weinstock …

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Free JUCM Webinar: 20 Questions—What You Can’t Afford to Miss in a Chest X-Ray

Free JUCM Webinar: 20 Questions—What You Can’t Afford to Miss in a Chest X-Ray

The consequences of missing something on a chest x-ray can be deadly. And yet, if you don’t review them frequently it can be difficult to pick up on subtle findings. JUCM is hosting a free webinar that will provide examples of easy-to-miss presentations that you can’t afford to miss on Tuesday, December 10, from 2 to 3 pm (Eastern). In Chest X-Rays—What the Urgent Care Clinician Needs to Know, Drs. David Cohen and Michael Weinstock …

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UCA Webinar: Can Your Business Survive if You’re Not Operationally Excellent?

UCA Webinar: Can Your Business Survive if You’re Not Operationally Excellent?

“Excellence” is an overused, sometimes poorly understood concept. Yet, patients will let you know in no uncertain terms when you fail to provide service that measures up to that standard. The Urgent Care Association hopes to address that challenge in a two-part webinar, The Operationally Excellent Organization—Best Practices in the Industry, on December 3 at noon and December 10 at 1 pm (both times Central). The speaker for both parts will be Mark Reddinger, COO …

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Free JUCM Webinar: Doing Your Part to Stem Deadly Antibiotic Resistance

Free JUCM Webinar: Doing Your Part to Stem Deadly Antibiotic Resistance

It’s estimated that 23,000 people in the United States die from drug-resistant infections annually. Overuse and inappropriate use of antibiotics is one of the key culprits in that phenomenon. And yet, antibiotics are an indispensable weapon against disease; ceasing to prescribe them is not an option. The only answer is for all healthcare providers to prescribe responsibly. To learn more about what that really means in the urgent care center, carve out some time to …

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