Accreditation Requirement Could Raise Issues for Urgent Care Centers

Blue Cross Blue Shield in Georgia recently started requiring UCAOA accreditation to centers that want to contract as “urgent care.”

Just Checking In: Episode 26 - Benefits of Occ. Med to Urgent Care

On this edition of Just Checking In, industry expert Alan Ayers discusses the advantages of implementing occupational medicine into an existing urgent care operation.

Why You Need an Urgent Care Business Plan

Your urgent care business plan can be the road map to success, if you follow the right steps. Here are three tips for mapping out the financial and operations strategy for your urgent care center.

Urgent Care and Freestanding Emergency Departments

While exhibiting at the 2015 American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) conference, we talked with many emergency physicians at the Practice Velocity booth about urgent care and freestanding...

How to Manage Urgent Care Patient Wait Time

Consumers are drawn to urgent care because of one thing: time. Alan Ayers takes a look at how to manage urgent care patient wait time in a recent article, "Why Time is of the Essence for Urgent Care...

Refreshing Take on How Practices Respond to Walk-in Clinics

In her latest article in Physicians Practice Magazine, Judy Capko brings a refreshing sanity to the issue of how medical practices can respond to walk-in clinics. Although her focus is retail...

Urgent Care Marketing: Tip #1

Tip #1: Create a fun and interactive Facebook page for urgent care marketing. A Facebook presence is a must for your marketing campaign. Statistics show that consumer interactions with brands on...

Urgent Care Centers Offer Halloween Safety Services

Practice Velocity customer Iberia Urgent Care in New Iberia, La., is tapping in to a timely service bringing Halloween safety to the community.

How to Start an Urgent Care: Tips for Clinic Design and Setup

Some of the most difficult decisions in figuring out how to start an urgent care revolve around selecting, designing and setting up the physical space.

Ask Dr. Stern: Starting a metropolitan urgent care center

Q: I am planning to open an urgent care center in a downtown metropolitan city in Missouri. My first question is how I should approach the subject of EMR and coding and how to look at the costs and...

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