Demand for Medical Assistants Will Outstrip Supply by 2024

Medical assistants (MAs) are the core of urgent care’s clinical support workforce (as noted in Cost Effective Staffing with Medical Assistants in the January, 2017 edition of JUCM; see https://jucm.com/cost-effective-staffing-medical-assistants/). However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for MAs is expected to outstrip supply over the next decade, just as the aging baby-boom population will increase demand for physician services—especially in the primary care setting, where the bulk of MAs work. For urgent …

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NERUCA Conference Brings National Urgent Care Expertise to the Northeast

NERUCA Conference Brings National Urgent Care Expertise to the Northeast

The North East Regional Urgent Care Association launched its annual conference last fall, with the goal of creating an exceptional urgent care learning and network opportunity. This year the two-day meeting will be held October 24-25 at the Crystal Springs Resort, a four-season mountain destination located in Sussex County, NJ, an hour from New York City. The conference will feature three valuable education tracks for leadership, nurses and MAs, and providers. (This activity has been …

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