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2020 is year that will go down in the history of global health. From January 21, when the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the U.S., through resource shortages, lockdowns, business closures, and surges in contagion, urgent care clinics have stretched the limits of ingenuity and agility to stay operational and valuable. This timeline is a snapshot of the high points and the low points of the pandemic. to help urgent care clinics reassess their response to COVID-19 and prepare for the future.
Visit volume is one of the most important performance metrics in urgent care, and the COVID-19 epidemic continues to affect this key metric in unexpected ways. Throughout the next few months, we’ll be sharing visit volume data with you, and our thoughts on the trends here on our blog each week.
As on-demand healthcare becomes an increasingly important component of healthcare in America, urgent care organizations must continue to observe the treatments and trends that arise to improve patient care. With access to more urgent care data than ever before, we have identified common characteristics of urgent care patients and the role radiology plays in patient visits industry-wide.
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.
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.
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.
In this issue, we explore urgent care coding trends over the last five years. We look at ICD-10, CPT®, and E/M codes and share insights into what these trends mean for on-demand healthcare providers.
Research verifies that average reimbursement per visit for new patients is higher than for established patients at every E/M code level. Is your marketing effectively drawing in patients when they need urgent care? Use these tips to help you attract them.
Revenue is the lifeblood of your urgent care business and reimbursement per visit is an important indicator of your clinic’s performance. Simply put, reimbursement per visit is one of the easiest things to watch to predict revenue and potential success. In this issue of the Urgent Care Quarterly, we explore 2013–2016 trends for urgent cares both by region and nationally.
When we looked at urgent care reimbursement trends over the last four years in the Urgent Care Quarterly, some variables, like location, stood out as having an impact on success. Get more insight on this and other data points in the Urgent Care Quarterly – Fall 2017.