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Industry Alert: The “National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness Report” just released by the White House lists urgent care as one of the recommended distribution venues for COVID-19 vaccinations.
With the recent CMS coding changes, urgent care is feeling an impact. Join Dr. David Stern, Experity CEO, for a special webinar event where he’ll offer coding insights and answer questions applicable to urgent care providers, billers, and everyone in between.
Regulatory guidelines continue to change as urgent cares navigate through COVID-19 and new rules for coding visits. In this article we provide information on additional COVID-19 ICD-10 codes that just went into effect, the government’s efforts to alleviate provider burden, and tips for avoiding scams at your urgent care clinic.
Regulatory changes are a moving target in the era of COVID-19. In this month’s “3 Things to Know About RCM,” urgent care experts weigh in on how to make good choices when E/M coding in 2021, cybersecurity breaches in healthcare, and changes introduced in a new CMS Interim Final Rule that will affect billing, specifically related to COVID-19.
Over the last few months, urgent care has seen a 46% increase in visit volume nationwide. In addition, urgent care is administering 25% of all U.S. COVID-19 tests each week, more than 360,000 tests per day. The combination of this heavy foot traffic and the pandemic have resulted in providers carrying stress like never before.
Flu season is here, but it doesn’t look like what urgent cares are used to. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, urgent care clinics across have become the ideal solution for COVID-19 testing—seeing an unprecedented number of patients every day. What they’re not seeing, however, are many flu cases.
Coding instructions are circulating regarding coding for COVID-19 and even laboratories are giving clinics incorrect coding information. Experity has provided the current coding information for diagnosis coding and laboratory testing. We will continue to update as changes occur.
Since the beginning of 2020, urgent care has been riding a roller coaster. Flu season was at its peak in February; visit volume hit an all-time low in April; and today we're treating patients through a pandemic and testing for COVID-19 at rates we couldn't have imagined possible. And here we are--back at the cusp of flu season, but what will it look like in this new normal?
According to Dr. Manuel Delarosa, WellFast Urgent Care was “an experiment” started by two ER physicians in 2006 who were tired of overcrowded emergency departments. They wanted to provide a clinic where people could get quick, high-quality urgent care at a fraction of the cost of the emergency department.
If you have questions about COVID-19 antigen testing, recouping COVID-19-related accelerated and advance payments, and recent the recent CMS Interim Final Rule regarding COVID-19 vaccines, you’ll get some quick guidance as we offer three things you need to know to optimize your revenue moving forward.
Digital patient engagement tools are increasingly sophisticated and can help urgent care clinics better manage the patient experience, make staff and clinic improvements based on healthcare data, and encourage people to feel good about providers, staff, and urgent care visits.
WellFast Urgent Care was founded in 2006 by two ER physicians with a vision to provide quick, high-quality urgent care at a fraction of the cost of an emergency department visit. As the WellFast clinic grew, it quickly added more robust offerings (and lots of new customers). Looking for an urgent care partner to help support their rapid growth and additional service lines, the WellFast team found the solutions they needed—and more—with Experity.