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Jun 19

How Does E/M Coding Affect the Financial Health of Your Urgent Care?

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Attracting new patients can help you earn more revenue per visit. In addition to plus visits, research verifies that the average reimbursement for per visit for new patients is higher than reimbursement for established patients at every E/M code level. But attracting new patients can be a challenge, especially since going to an urgent care is not something people plan. When they need urgent care, they need it now. Is your marketing effectively drawing in patients when they need urgent care? Use these tips to help you be sure new patients think of you when they need urgent care.

Jun 18

An Analysis of Employer Services in Urgent Care Over Five Years

2018 | Filed in Posts

On-demand healthcare depends on data to inform business decisions, improve care, lower costs, and deliver patient-focused care. In the Urgent Care Quarterly, you get relevant data and articles that support your business and the industry. In our last issue, we explored ICD-10, CPT, and E/M coding trends from 2013-2017, as they relate to urgent care. In this issue, we turn our focus to one of the most popular service lines in urgent care—occupational medicine. We hope the data provided in this issue will give you an overview of how offering employer services can affect an urgent care practice, and the industry as a whole. Most importantly, you’ll see real data from real clinics to help you make smart choices about OccMed and your practice.

Jun 5

How OccMed Affects the Urgent Care Industry

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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. Some are all in, offering a wide range of employer-paid healthcare services. Others handle it on a much smaller scale and barely promote it as an available service line. Chances are you’re already serving some of the occupational medicine needs of patients and their employers. But what affect does this have on the industry? If you’re all in, or just considering employer services as new service line, check out the newest issue of the Urgent Care Quarterly, available soon, or subscribe to get data delivered to your inbox every quarter. In the meantime, take a look our previous issues for urgent care trends in visit volume, reimbursement, coding, and more.

Jun 5

What’s the Average Reimbursement for Urgent Care Visits?

2018 | Filed in Posts

Reimbursement per visit is an important indicator of your urgent care clinic’s performance. But many factors play a part in reimbursement per visit—and your success. At each stage of the patient journey, there are processes and procedures that can be fine-tuned to improve reimbursement for patient visits. Check out our list of things to watch and questions to ask.

May 22

Five Things Urgent Cares Should Know About MIPS

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Implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS) is a part of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). It has been designed to tie payments to quality and cost-efficient care, drive improvement in care processes and health outcomes, increase the use of healthcare information, and reduce the cost of care. This program has undergone a number of changes since it was first implemented and can be confusing. Learn the top five things you should know about MIPS.

May 21

What’s the Average Wait Time for Urgent Care?

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If your patients wanted to wait on a doctor appointment, they probably wouldn’t be at your urgent care. Getting patients in and out efficiently is a key to building your business. But what’s the average wait time for urgent care patients? According to DocuTAP research reported in the Urgent Care Quarterly, that depends on how patients schedule their visit. There can be a significant difference not only in wait time, but in the way patients react to the wait. At every patient touch point, you have an opportunity to streamline the process and prove that your practice understands the need for convenience and the importance of providing an experience focused on patient satisfaction.

May 18

Keep the Startup Ramp in Mind when Opening an Urgent Care Clinic

2018 | Filed in Posts

If you’re starting an urgent care clinic, the metrics suggest that your business plan should include financial resources to sustain your clinic for the first two years. To ensure you have the financial resources, include ample room in your budget for operating your business during the startup ramp. Once you’re open, keep your eyes on what you’re spending and follow these tips from Patrice Pash, Director of Consulting Services and DocuTAP’s startup expert.

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