Industry News, Trends & Research
How to Jumpstart Lagging Urgent Care Visit Volume
Mature urgent care clinics average 32 visits per day. If you’re visit volume is not at a level you’re happy with, it’s time to reevaluate what you’re doing and make some changes. These tips can help.
Urgent Care Quarterly: All Issues
In each issue, DocuTAP dives deep into a relevant data set, breaks it down in meaningful ways, and delivers in-depth articles—all based on real, discrete data. Using this data, you can make better choices to improve patient care and be more profitable.
Urgent Care Trends to Watch in 2019
As we make our way into 2019, we will continue to see more mergers and acquisition in the urgent care space, more emphasis on giving patients what they expect, market expansion and crossover—and not surprisingly, more innovation. These are some of the trends we’re watching in 2019.
CMS Changes to Physician Fee Schedule 2019: What you need to know.
On November 1, 2018, CMS issued a final rule that includes updates to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare PFS effective January 1, 2019. Get the overview from our Compliance and Privacy Officer.
Sneak Peek – Issue 07: An Analysis of Antibiotic Prescribing in Urgent Care
Does overprescribing antibiotics for colds, flu, bronchitis, and other non-responsive illnesses contribute to antibiotic resistance? We looked at current antibiotic prescribing data from July of 2017 through June of 2018 for trends and answers. See the data in this Urgent Care Quarterly.
Delivering Primary Care On Demand
What if your patients had the opportunity to see you—their familiar family physician on-demand? With the right software solutions, you can bridge the gap and compete in the on-demand world.
Urgent Care Best Practices for Anti-Kickback Statute Compliance
The Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), was first in place in 1972 to curb abuse and Medicare and Medicaid fraud stemming from medical professionals offering services to receive benefits outside regular fees and reimbursement. Learn how to stay compliant.
Issue 06: An Analysis of Employer Services in Urgent Care Over Five Years
In this issue of the Urgent Care Quarterly, we focus on one of the most popular service lines in urgent care—occupational medicine—to give you an overview of how employer services can affect an urgent care practice and the industry. Get real data from real clinics in this issue.
Sneak Peek – Issue 06: How OccMed Affects the Urgent Care Industry
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. Check out the newest issue of the Urgent Care Quarterly, available soon, or subscribe.
Five Things Urgent Cares Should Know About MIPS
The CMS Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS) was designed to tie payments to quality and cost-efficient care, drive improvement and outcomes, increase the use of healthcare information, and reduce the cost of care. Learn the top five things you should know about MIPS.
PECOS: What Urgent Cares Need to Know
The Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) is an online Medicare enrollment system and an alternative to submitting a paper application. Most urgent care clinics have at least one provider that treats Medicare patients. Get the FAQs on PECOS here.
Issue 05: An Analysis of ICD-10, CPT®, and E/M Coding Trends Over Five Years
In this Urgent Care Quarterly, we explore coding trends over the last five years as they relate to urgent care. We look at ICD-10, CPT®. and E/M codes to provide greater insight into what these trends mean for on-demand healthcare providers.