Due Diligence is Critical When It Comes to Credentialing

Due Diligence is Critical When It Comes to Credentialing

Credentialing is a process used to evaluate the qualifications and practice history of a doctor, including a review of completed education, training, residency, and licenses. It also includes any certifications issued by a board in the doctor’s area of specialty. Many urgent care centers assume their providers are fully credentialed; however, it is advisable to do your due diligence when engaging a new physician to ensure he or she has the necessary credentials. Even if …

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Blue Cross Stakes a Claim in Urgent Care Startup

Blue Cross Stakes a Claim in Urgent Care Startup

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota sees a bright future for Livio Health Group, a new company that offers in-home urgent care and primary care services—so much so that it has invested an undisclosed amount to help the St. Paul, MN company increase its market presence. Livio sends clinicians to homes and other facilities to treat injuries and acute illness but also to help patients manage chronic conditions and offer diagnostic testing and preventative …

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Real Estate Trends: Repurposing Bank Branches as Urgent Care Centers

Real Estate Trends: Repurposing Bank Branches as Urgent Care Centers

URGENT MESSAGE: As urgent care developers seek prime real estate for their medical centers, bank branches that have been vacated due to mergers may provide a high-traffic, high-visibility solution, although there are practical challenges with converting a former bank branch to an urgent care center. Alan A. Ayers, MBA, MAcc is Practice Management Editor of JUCM—The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, a member of the Board of Directors of the Urgent Care Association of America, …

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