Proposed Federal Budget Could Affect Urgent Care Staffing Costs

Proposed Federal Budget Could Affect Urgent Care Staffing Costs

One component of President Trump’s proposed budget could have significant impact on urgent care staffing if it remains part of the final version ultimately approved by Congress. Specifically, Trump’s plan—which is likely to be substantially rewritten as it goes through the House and Senate—would ensure 6 weeks of paid leave for both mothers and fathers after the birth of a baby. Some large employers have already instituted similar policies voluntarily, but smaller companies (eg, many …

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Urgent Care Staffing Provider Now in Envision Healthcare’s Fold

Urgent Care Staffing Provider Now in Envision Healthcare’s Fold

Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. has reached an agreement to buy physician-owned Emergency Physicians Medical Group (EPMG), which staffs 37 urgent care centers and various hospital departments in six states. All told, EPMG’s 500 clinicians manage nearly a million patient encounters annually. Envision expects EPMG will contribute approximately $140 million in net revenue annually. EPMG also operates community paramedicine programs and provides telemedicine services in urgent care and postacute care operations.

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