One of the most important changes to healthcare in decades will happen in 2014. This change is the code conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 for diagnosis documentation and payer reimbursement on October 1. All of us in the industry are busy preparing for the conversion.
With respect to the AAP, an urgent care’s responsibility is to provide quality care for those children who are experiencing acute or episodic care needs. The truth is, it’s not always possible to get into the pediatrician when a child needs to be seen immediately—but doesn’t require a trip to the ER.
You need to look at various aspects of your clinic data, not just overarching numbers, to truly understand how your urgent care is doing. Here are a few of the top indicators we’ve found to be keys to financial health in urgent care.
Welcome to our six-part blog series on mistakes you should avoid when you're opening your urgent care. DocuTAP has helped many urgent cares get off the ground, so we know the classic missteps that can trip beginners up. Before opening your urgent care clinic, read the most common mistakes we see made—and know what to avoid, so you don't have to learn the hard way.
With so many clients joining our family (nearly 700 by our last count) and more people joining the industry all the time, we think it's about time that we offer an urgent care newsletter. Yep, for all you urgent care fanatics, we're officially launching the Urgent Care Minute! This digital newsletter will be filled with urgent care advice and industry news so you'll always be in the loop.
What is DocuTAP? Good question! We've recently made a video that explains who DocuTAP is and what we do. We make software for urgent care clinics. Specifically, DocuTAP makes electronic health records and practice management technology.
You’re likely considering if the cost and hassle of attestation is worth it. Although incentive payments can be profitable, surprisingly it could cost your urgent care less to absorb penalties instead. Request a free white paper with example provider scenarios—and a Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator, so you can calculate if MU is right for you!
It’s important to know the difference between the emergency room and an urgent care—and the services they provide. While emergency rooms serve those with life threatening situations, an urgent care can treat those needing immediate, less serious care—and typically do it more affordably. Check out an infographic that takes a closer look at both healthcare options.