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Have you been to the UCAOA Facebook page lately? There's a lot of activity! We're posting pictures of the new UCAOA offices (we're moving this month!), Spring Convention news, and much more. Click here to take a look ... and if you're on Facebook be sure to "like" us and we'll like you back!




Practice Management
Emerging Business Models: Freestanding Emergency Rooms
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In his February article, Alan Ayers, UCAOA's Practice Management Content Advisor, thoroughly examines an emerging healthcare delivery model that is in direct competition with urgent care: freestanding emergency rooms.

The typical freestanding ER site is a high-traffic, high-visibility retail strip serving well-established, high-income, high-density residential areas. And the experience? Ayers asserts that it's more reminiscent of a "day spa" than a cold, sterile hospital ED. Click here to read the article and learn more about freestanding ERs — and for tips on how to counter this competitive threat!







Meetings & Education

Call for State Networking Meeting Leaders
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Attending a State Networking Meeting during the Spring Convention is a great opportunity to connect with other urgent care professionals from your state. The only way to guarantee a meeting will be organized for your state is to volunteer to be the leader by contacting UCAOA. Meetings will be held on Wednesday, April 18 from 4:45-5:45 p.m.

Questions? Interested in scheduling a meeting? Call us! We're at 877-698-2262.





Exhibitor Highlights

Saluting our 7 Year Exhibitors
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For the next few weeks, we are recognizing our loyal exhibitors. This week, please join us in thanking our 7+ year exhibitors for their participation at our meetings, general financial support, and ongoing service to the urgent care industry.

Wood Insurance Group
2012 National Urgent Care Convention exhibitor, Booth #1100

Urgent Care Assurance Company
2012 National Urgent Care Convention exhibitor, Booth #312

Henry Schein
2012 National Urgent Care Convention exhibitor, Booth #306

Click here to visit the 2012 National Urgent Care Convention floorplan, and be sure to make plans to visit them live in Las Vegas!












JUCM

Now Online in JUCM
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Just posted to the JUCM website is the February issue, with a cover story on oral and facial injuries in urgent care by Sean McNeeley, M.D. Dr. McNeeley reviews steps in a comprehensive oral and facial examination, including significant problems that should not go unmissed. Turn to page 9 online (or in print) for information on treatment of oral injuries and dental trauma, and tips on knowing when these problems can be managed in an urgent care setting and when you need to refer to a specialist. Click here to read the article!

The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine supports the evolution of urgent care medicine by creating content that addresses the clinical practice of urgent care medicine and the practice management challenges of keeping pace with an ever-changing healthcare marketplace. Are you an urgent care provider who would like to write for our journal? Send an email to editor@jucm.com for information on our author guidelines.







Industry News

How to ensure a profitable ACO through revenue cycle
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Every hospital or health system has money that can be salvaged from past accounts. Mark Bodnar, CEO and founder of Global Care Delivery, shared this idea in a recent webinar, "Will My ACO be Successful?" The presentation focused on how hospitals and other healthcare providers can salvage money in their revenue cycles and what it means for funding an ACO. More





Hospitals mine patients' records in search of customers
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A growing number of hospitals are using patients' health and financial records to help pitch their most lucrative services, such as cancer, heart and orthopedic care. As part of the direct mail campaigns, they are buying detailed information about residents compiled by consumer marketing firms — everything from age, and marital status to shopping habits and whether they have pets. More






Rite Aid clinics offering advice-doling boxed doctors
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When patients walk into a NowClinic at any one of nine Detroit-area Rite Aid pharmacies, they can choose among multiple physicians to see about what's ailing them. Not see in person. See on a computer monitor. More













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