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?
As you may have guessed, the overwhelming majority of urgent cares provide some level of employer services. Over the past five years 74 percent of clinics conducted at least some OccMed or workers’ comp visits. When we look only at urgent care clinics that provide at least some employer services, employer services visits make up 10 percent or less of total visits for the majority of clinics (56 percent). Surprisingly, 20 percent of clinics have employer services account for 21 percent or more of their visits.
In our upcoming issue of the Urgent Care Quarterly, we look at OccMed trends—like the one mentioned above—over the last five years through a number of relevant lenses including visit volume, employer contracts, reimbursement, and regional differences. First, we’ll look at the data from a broad perspective, then narrow the scope of our inquiry and dive deeper to provide greater insight into what these trends mean for on-demand healthcare providers.
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.