Developing a Reimbursement Policy for CME and Other Employee Expenses

Developing a Reimbursement Policy for CME and Other Employee Expenses

Urgent message: Every urgent care center should have a clear policy outlining which employee expenses, including CME-related expenses, it reimburses and how reimbursement occurs. Alan A. Ayers, MBA, MAcc is Chief Executive Officer of Velocity Urgent Care and is Practice Management Editor of The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine. Managers, owners, and supervisors in nearly every field need to be familiar with the process of reimbursing employees for costs incurred while doing company business. Whether …

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A 38-Year-Old Man with Chest Pain

A 38-Year-Old Man with Chest Pain

Urgent message: When a relatively young patient presents to urgent care with chest pain, there may or may not be a “typical” cause. Prompt evaluation and accurate assessment of risk factors are essential to efficient care and, often, the patient’s survival. Max Palatnik, MD Case Presentation A 35-year-old male presented at 21:59 with a chief complaint of chest pain; at 22:03, we noted the following: Temp: 98.9 Pulse: 103 Resp: 16 Syst: 122 Diast: 69 …

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Southwest Conference Offers Interactive Education for Operators, Staff, and Clinicians

Southwest Conference Offers Interactive Education for Operators, Staff, and Clinicians

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 …

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UCA Webinar: Tips on Employee Discipline and Termination

UCA Webinar: Tips on Employee Discipline and Termination

Conversations involving discipline—or, especially, termination—are uncomfortable for all parties involved. If you’re a manager or supervisor, though, rest assured they’re in your future (if they’re not already in your past). However, responding to poor performance or misconduct the right way can leave you feeling empowered and confident that you’re doing what you can to protect your workplace as well as other employees. Vance Daniels, senior human resources advisor for G&A Partners, will offer advice on …

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