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Don't Forget to Vote!
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Have you watched the Board candidate webinars? It's not too late! Click here to see the list of UCAOA's 2012 Board of Directors candidates, and to access their webinars. We look forward to collecting your vote on Wednesday, April 18, at the Spring Convention Members Meeting Lunch.

Unable to attend the National Urgent Care Convention? Don't forget to submit this form by April 13, to designate a proxy for the election.

Meetings & Education

Spring Registration: 16 Days Left!
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If you’re considering attending the National Urgent Care Convention (April 16-19 in Las Vegas) NOW is the time to register.

There are just 2 weeks left before registration for the Spring Convention closes! The only way to guarantee your spot at the meeting is to submit your form to UCAOA by Friday, April 13. Click here to sign up, secure details about the courses being offered and learn more about the Convention.

Limited Seats Left for the Zappos Insights Tour
If the field trip to Zappos Headquarters caught your eye, don't wait to register ... there are limited seats left! During this half-day PreConference Course you'll learn about the Zappos Family approach to customer loyalty, human resources, recruiting, training and culture creation. This is a unique opportunity to learn from the company that wrote the book (literally) on how an emphasis on corporate culture can lead to extraordinary success.

Walk-in Registrations
We don't recommend that you register for the Spring Convention on-site in Las Vegas. Spots are only given on a space-available basis, the check-in process is more involved and a $100 walk-in fee will apply.

Exhibitor Highlight

Saluting our 8 Year Exhibitors
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During the next few weeks (leading up to the Spring Convention) we are recognizing our loyal exhibitors. This week, please join us in thanking one of our 8-plus year exhibitors for their participation in our meetings, general financial support and ongoing service to the urgent care industry.

2012 National Urgent Care Convention exhibitor, Booth #921

Click here to visit the 2012 National Urgent Care Convention floor plan ... and be sure to make plans to visit the Integritas booth in Las Vegas!


Now Online in JUCM
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A new urgent care Images Challenge case is now available only online in JUCM. Review the case of a 5-year-old boy who had been febrile and irritable the past several days and view the images taken. Consider what your diagnosis would be, then check the case resolution to see if you were right. To take the Images Challenge, go to http://jucm.com/iucc/?id=120.

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 e-mail to editor@jucm.com for information on our author guidelines.

Industry News

Health law accelerates industry changes
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More consumers in U.S. cities like Indianapolis, for example, are getting their care from doctors employed by large healthcare organizations, who are collecting and sharing their medical records electronically and beginning to be rewarded for keeping patients healthier and holding down costs — largely by keeping them out of the hospital. More

Free clinics at a crossroads
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VideoBriefFree health clinics have long been places people turn to when they don't have health insurance or any money to pay for care. But the health law's expansion of coverage puts free clinics in uncharted territory. While the law goes before the Supreme Court, health providers are already gearing up for a surge in patients with insurance. More

Is paying for 'concierge' healthcare worth it?
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If your primary doctor were willing to give you much more face time, same-day or next-day appointments and round-the-clock access via email and cellphone, how much would you pay for it? A small but growing number of primary-care physicians are changing over to what are often called "concierge" or "retainer" practices, treating a limited number of patients who pay from a few hundred to thousands of dollars a year for more-personalized services. More

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