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
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
 URGENT MESSAGE: Whether an urgent care center should be open 365 days per year or close on major or minor holidays depends upon factors that influence profitability, such as patient demand, competitive positioning, staff availability, payer reimbursement, and the brandingRead More
The American College of Physicians has called for scope of practice limits on retail health clinics such as those built into chain drugstores. In the executive summary of a policy position paper by Hilary Daniel and Shari Erikson and publishedRead More
President Obama’s veto of the $612 billion defense spending bill last week could affect more than traditional military contractors and pay raises for service members. The bill would have allowed more than a million military personnel and their families toRead More
A handful of urgent care centers in New York will have to find ways to make their fee structure and status with various health plans clearer to prospective patients as part of a settlement with the state attorney general’s office.Read More
Urgent care centers in New York State are being tasked with additional measures to ensure patients understand the costs of treatment. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reached agreements with four New York urgent care centers this week to provideRead More

Posted On October 20, 2015 By In News

Visits to Urgent Care Clinics Keep Climbing

The past five years have been another good stretch for the urgent care marketplace: new data from Accenture, a management consulting firm, show that visits to urgent care clinics increased 19 percent from 2010 to 2015 (projected)—equating to 176.8 millionRead More