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Summer is here, which means families are out hiking, biking, and kids will be participating in summer sports, potentially bringing more injuries to your urgent care center. Your center will...
As we make our way into 2019, we will continue to see more mergers and acquisition in the urgent care space, more emphasis on giving patients what they expect, market expansion and crossover—and not surprisingly, more innovation. These are some of the trends we’re watching in 2019.
The urgent care industry has always been on the front edge of changing healthcare in innovative ways. Benchmarks are essential to gauging our progress, making smart decisions, and moving urgent care forward. In this issue of the Urgent Care Quarterly, you get relevant accurate data, pulled from real patient visits over the last five years, for the metrics that drive urgent care.
The Quality Payment Program (QPP) has issued the Final Rule Year 3, here are some big changes for 2019. Opt-In Clinicians are eligible for the program if they meet all three...
On November 1, 2018, CMS issued a final rule that includes updates to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare PFS effective January 1, 2019. Get the overview from our Compliance and Privacy Officer.
Does overprescribing antibiotics for colds, flu, bronchitis, and other non-responsive illnesses contribute to antibiotic resistance? We looked at current antibiotic prescribing data from July of 2017 through June of 2018 for trends and answers. See the data in this Urgent Care Quarterly.
The Pew Charitable Trusts and the CDC released a study in 2018 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and found that when it comes to prescribing inappropriate antibiotics, urgent care is the biggest offender. We analyzed our own data to dig a little deeper looking for additional meaningful insight.
The Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), was first in place in 1972 to curb abuse and Medicare and Medicaid fraud stemming from medical professionals offering services to receive benefits outside regular fees and reimbursement. Learn how to stay compliant.
Urgent care clinics have become a go-to solution to delivering employer services because of their commitment to on-demand healthcare, extended hours, quick door-to-door time, and easy accessibility. But how does offering occupational medicine and workers’ comp services affect urgent care clinics in the short and long term?
If you offer OccMed and other employer services at your urgent care clinics, you’re not alone. A majority of urgent cares offer some level of OccMed services. Check out the newest issue of the Urgent Care Quarterly, available soon, or subscribe.
The Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) is an online Medicare enrollment system and an alternative to submitting a paper application. Most urgent care clinics have at least one provider that treats Medicare patients. Get the FAQs on PECOS here.
Tyson Gustin, son of Stacy and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Gustin, 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron, receives flu mist from a 23d Medical Operations Squadron allergy and immunization technician,...