Management

Urgent Care Center Valuation

It is no secret that urgent care is one of the fastest growing segments in the medical field.  Despite potential issues from regulatory changes and private payors, urgent care is expected to remain a hot area for growth and acquisition activity in the foreseeable future. Today there are currently about 20,000 physicians practicing urgent care medicine at 9,300 walk-in, stand-alone urgent care centers in the United ...

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Urgent Care Briefs

There have been many new Urgent Care Centers opening this month. Here are just a few of those announcements….. MedSpring Urgent Care opens new center in Houston’s Greenway and West U area. The new location is the eighth in the greater Houston area….AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care announced the opening of their 15th AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care location in Massachusetts in Stoneham….MedExpress Urgent Care is opening a ...

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Urgent Care Briefs

Mount Sinai Health System has invested in a new CURE Urgent Care facility in Manhattan, the third CURE clinic in New York…. Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Mich., will open an urgent care clinic later this summer…. Peachtree Immediate Care has opened a clinic in Newnan, Ga…. Seton Healthcare is partnered with RediClinic to offer retail clinics in six Central Texas HEB grocery stores, and are planning ...

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Why Documentation Matters in Urgent Care: 3 Considerations

It’s an exciting time to be involved in urgent care: we’re operating at the precipice of consumer-driven healthcare and leading the way in tailored health services. There are many factors to consider in order to stay ahead in this highly competitive and rapidly growing market, including the right approach to documentation. Documentation has the ability to impact a number of upstream and downstream outcomes, and the ...

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Urgent Care Briefs

ABQ Health Partners’ Rio Rancho urgent care center in Albuquerque, N.M., has been acquired by NextCare Urgent Care. ABQ will continue to operate a second urgent care clinic…. NextCare also acquired two Troyer Urgent Care Centers in Arizona, along with Chino Valley Medical Center…. Mercy Health opened an urgent care center in island tourist destination Put-in-Bay, Ohio…. Albany Med EmUrgentCare opened its fourth clinic, this one ...

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Urgent Care Briefs

Presbyterian Healthcare Services is planning to build a new urgent care facility in Albuquerque that will open June 2016…. MedExpress has opened an urgent care center in Dunbar Township, near Pittsburgh, Penn…. Swedish will construct a 77,000 square foot urgent care annex at its Edmonds, Wash., campus…. Private equity firm ABRY will acquire FastMed Urgent Care and its 87 clinics. FastMed is the the largest network ...

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ACEP Says ER Visits are on the Rise

A poll by the American College of Emergency Physicians found that, despite the growth of the urgent care sector, two-thirds of emergency room physicians reported that the volume of ER patients with less severe illnesses has remained the same or increased since January 1, 2014, when the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate took effect. Sixty percent of respondents said the volume of ER patients remained the ...

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Urgent Care Briefs

On May 1, the Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey began offering urgent care for orthopedic emergencies. It is the first orthopedic practice in northwest New Jersey to do so…. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Optum, UnitedHealth Group’s health services division, acquired 140 urgent care clinics in April. An increasing number of insurers are moving into healthcare delivery…. Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, Penn., has opened ...

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Broaden Your Horizons: Marketing Urgent Care Centers to Healthcare Systems and Specialists

Urgent care center success is often dependent on a quality reputation, visible signage, locations adjacent to high vehicular traffic volume, and aggressive marketing (1). With increases in competition and healthcare reform, urgent care center owners need to consider additional pathways to success, including direct marketing to hospitals, healthcare systems, and specialists. These relationships become mutually beneficial with referral of urgent care center patients to the hospital ...

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Urgent Care Briefs

South Nassau Communities Hospital seeks approval to upgrade the South Nassau Urgent Care Center in Long Beach, New York, to an off-campus hospital-based Emergency Services Department…. MedExpress has begun construction on a 4,700 sq. ft. urgent care center in Connellsville, Penn., which is expected to open in the spring…. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia opened its third urgent care center, located in Chalfont, Penn. It specializes in ...

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