David Stern

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New Evaluation and Management (E/M) Codes for Physical, Occupational, and Athletic Evaluations

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation codes 97001-97006 have been deleted and the section expanded to define new documentation requirements for evaluations and re-evaluations. Prior to 1/1/2017, the...

Did You Know: PVM Software Can Track Urgent Care Marketing Effectiveness

We’ve covered the importance of effective marketing for urgent care before, but the topic is worth revisiting. And, did you know that Practice Velocity Management (PVM)—our unique patient...

Think Twice Before Mailing a Social Security Number

Urgent care center operators need to take notice of added restrictions regarding a patient's Social Security Number when processing billing or other paperwork.

As Hurricane Matthew Hits, Sisters of Mercy Continues Haiti Outreach

As Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti this week, the staff and volunteers with the Sisters of Mercy Services Corporation were watching the situation closely.

Urgent Care Coding for CT Scanning Services

Question: I plan to purchase Computed Tomographic (CT) scanners and start providing scanning services.  I already offer x-ray services. Are there certain equipment requirements that I should be aware...

5 Olympian Traits You Want in Urgent Care Software

Olympic athletes perform with such ease and grace—just as you expect your urgent care software to do. These elite swimmers, runners, gymnasts, cyclists, soccer players, and more have speed and...

Why Hospital EMR Systems Don’t Work in Urgent Care

To achieve urgent care success within a hospital system, it’s critical to have the right tools. Your arsenal must include the best location, visible signage, ample parking, great staff focused on...

Why Digital Health Insurance Cards Offer Benefits in Urgent Care

Have patients started showing up at your urgent care center displaying a digital health insurance card on their smartphone? If you haven’t seen it yet, you probably will soon.

ICD-10 Coding Changes Effective Oct. 1, 2016

With the delay of International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Procedural Code Set (ICD-10-PCS) and International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification...

Physician shortage means more demand, higher salaries for urgent care doctors

A new report shows a spike in starting salaries for urgent care doctors and others across the U.S. as the physician shortage continues. The high demand for doctors is good news for those hoping to...


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