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Brief survey: Accreditation
UCAOA
UCAOA offers the only existing accreditation program that incorporates national standards for quality, safety, and scope of services provided. More than 220 centers have achieved UCAOA Accreditation in the first year and the program continues to grow in response to demand. Please take a moment to participate in our brief survey regarding accreditation.
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Additional Resource: Look back at previous UCAOA mini survey data by accessing Data Insights.




Celebrate National UC Awareness Month
UCAOA
Happy National Urgent Care Awareness Month! Use this month as an opportunity to let your community know about the importance and convenience of urgent care by hosting center events and staff activities all month but especially during the week of May 18-22, 2015. UCAOA has created resources and ideas to help you plan and celebrate; visit our web site for ideas. Be sure to share your center's activities with UCAOA via Facebook, Twitter (#UrgentCare) and LinkedIn.

Get vocal about urgent care awareness month! We've created a press release template to help you reach out to local media. Download the template now!

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Member-only resource: Free media relations toolkit
UCAOA
UCAOA is proud to offer its members a new library of resources to help urgent care centers with community outreach and marketing to local media. This comprehensive toolkit features a variety of valuable guides and materials to empower you to implement public relations practices in your area, helping you to grow your business and the urgent care industry. UCAOA members can log in and visit the Store today to get the free toolkit. Start connecting with your local media and increase your reach to new potential patients and customers! Not a member? Join today!
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT


Avoiding Six Signage Peeves: How to Improve the Drive-by Visibility of Your Center
UCAOA
Attractive, visible, and functional exterior signage is key to raising awareness of urgent care to drive-by traffic and it is the pre-requisite for all other marketing activities that make your center patient's first choice when seeking medical care. In this month's expert blog, Alan A. Ayers, MBA, MAcc, UCAOA Board Member and Practice Management Content Advisor, explains that to neglect your signage is, in effect, to turn away patients — something few centers can afford to do. Check out these six signage "peeves" to assure none are holding your center back. Please note, content for logged in members only. This article provides 1 UCMC Credit in Communications & Marketing.
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MEETINGS & EDUCATION


Live webinar: Top 10 Items to Prepare for ICD-10 Implementation
UCAOA
Join presenter Amy Dunatov, MPH, CCS-P, ICDCT-CM, on Thursday, May 28 from 1-2pm CT, for the informative live webinar "Top 10 Items to Prepare for ICD-10 Implementation." This one-hour session will review the basic ICD-10 coding instructions and the role of the provider during transition. Fee: members $50 | non-members $70. UCAOA members, log in to the UCAOA web site to register here. Guests, please click here to create a non-member individual profile to be able to register for this webinar and track purchases and CME credits.
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Earn UCMC credit by reading UCAccess articles
UCAOA
UCAOA makes obtaining your Urgent Care Management Certificate (UCMC) more efficient and economical by now offering credit-related articles in the Practice Management section of UCAccess. UCMC applicants who are members of UCAOA can receive 1 credit for reading a particular article and passing a 5-question quiz. Upon passing, the credit will reside in your UCAOA profile under My Credits. Up to 5 UCMC credits can be obtained through participation in article-related quizzes. If you're not enrolled in UCMC, get started today.
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CLINICAL NEWS


Physician leaders in the urgent care industry
The Ambulatory M&A Advisor
Physician leaders in urgent care should possess a good balance between the business side of things and making sure patients have a good experience. UCAOA members Kevin DiBenedetto, MD, founder and owner at Premier Health, and Bruce Irwin, MD, founder and CEO of American Family Care, are both interviewed in this article, sharing their perspectives and insights on physician leaders in the consumer-driven urgent care industry.
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IDEA OF THE WEEK


Must-know summertime urgent care marketing ideas
UCAOA via DocuTAP
Seasonality with urgent care patients is a given. Urgent cares know the ebb and flow of different patient cases well, and summer is a time of year with slower patient volume. While patient visits decrease, here are a few ideas for keeping your urgent care clinic top of mind for your community this summer.
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Additional Resources: Members, log in to download the FREE UCAOA media toolkit, filled with community event ideas, press release templates, talking points, and more | Be sure to share your tips for success with other urgent care professionals and clinicians, email amannina@ucaoa.org or rreed@ucaoa.org.


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INDUSTRY NEWS


Building boom for urgent care centers shows no signs of letting up
Philadelphia Business Journal
The explosion of urgent care centers in Philadelphia began in 2012 after Independence Blue Cross and other health insurers began covering the care provided at urgent care centers and retail-based health clinics. Most of the region’s recent activity with new urgent care centers has involved health systems.
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New digital documentation technology for urgent care
PR Web
T-System debuted T Sheets Digital for Urgent Care at the UCAOA Spring Convention in Chicago. The new software is designed to improve throughout, streamline processes and optimize reimbursement for urgent care centers.
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Video: Freestanding emergency rooms can be confusing, costly
KXAS-TV
In this video, a Frisco, Texas consumer summarizes her experience and confusion over being treated at a freestanding emergency room and billed $1,000 for a cold. She thought she was going to a type of physician office. Watch now
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Additional Resource:Dissecting the cost of a freestanding emergency department visit by Alan Ayers, MBA, MAcc (content for logged in members)




US emergency room visits keep climbing
The Wall Street Journal
Medicaid recipients newly insured under the health law are struggling to get doctor appointments or find doctors who will accept their coverage, and consequently winding up in the ER. A recent survey of ER doctors showed about three-quarters said visits had risen since January 2014.
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Dallas-based Teladoc sues Texas Medical board over prescription ruling
The Dallas Morning News
A national telemedicine provider, Teladoc, sued the Texas Medical Board to stop a ruling that would require doctors to meet in person with any new patient before writing prescriptions.
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