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UCAOA News


New UCAOA Logo
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After months of reviewing our organizational identity, innumerable discussions about who we will be in the future, design crunching, opinion gathering and the like, we are just days away from introducing you to our new logo! You can see a sneak peek in the upper-left corner of the UCAOA website (www.ucaoa.org) and can read more about it in the July issue of JUCM.







Industry Awareness Campaign

Email Signature Graphic
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Looking for a simple, yet effective way to participate in the national urgent care awareness campaign? We just added an email signature graphic to the FREE materials! Click here to download the graphic, and for easy instructions on how to add it to your emails (if you don't know how to do that already).

Be sure to check out the other templates and tools on www.ucaoa.org/rhyme ... they're available to anyone that's interested in spreading the word about urgent care!





Meetings & Education

Save the Date
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Mark your calendars for Oct. 25-27! Join the best and brightest in our industry at the Fall Urgent Care Conference, held at the Sheraton New Orleans.

All courses are two days, choose from the following tracks:
  • Advanced Financial Management — NEW!
  • Marketing Your Center from Research to ROI — NEW!
  • Clinical Masterclasses — NEW TOPICS!
  • Comprehensive Clinic Startup
Registration opens July 1 ... see you in New Orleans!



Perspectives

Perspectives
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This month's Perspectives article, authored by Pamela T. Hassett, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer of EmUrgentCare, PLLC, urges urgent care physicians, business owners and practice managers to make their voices heard with their elected officials. Click here for suggestions on how to start these important conversations, and some of the benefits of taking action.

UConnect

Featured Discussion Question
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The Discussions tab in UConnect is the place to post your industry questions, and to be a resource for your fellow members.

The following question was recently posted to the Legislation Discussion Group:

We are currently in the midst of discussions with several elected officials (Congress and Senate). They are very intrigued with our industry. They have asked us to gather input from urgent care professionals across the country regarding change that needs to occur. Aside from fair reimbursement rates, passing what legislation do you feel would progress your urgent care and the urgent care industry forward the most?

Can you help? Post a response to this question today!

If you're a member of UCAOA and haven't checked out UConnect, what are you waiting for? There's no excuse for missing out — the site is part of your member benefits and logging in is easy. Take a look!



















JUCM

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 40-year-old woman with dysphagia and view the image taken. Consider what your diagnosis would be, then check the case resolution to see if you were right. To take the Images Challenge, click here.

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

Supreme Court upholds heart of healthcare law
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The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic healthcare overhaul. The decision means the huge overhaul, still only partly in effect, will proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. More

Retail health clinics expanding
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In recent years, walk-in health clinics have become commonplace in groceries and drugstores as well as at retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target. The clinics regularly treat acute problems such as strep throat and ear infections, but many are also adding primary care and preventive services such as physical exams and chronic disease monitoring. More






What's at stake for hospitals, urgent care in court healthcare ruling
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People following healthcare reform have waited eagerly for the Supreme Court to issue its decision on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. According to a Camden Group report, if the court upholds the law, emergency room and urgent care utilization will likely increase because of pent-up demand and lack of physicians accepting new patients at lower reimbursement rates. More

Attorney: ACOs expected to survive, regardless of court ruling
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With much of the steam behind accountable care organizations being generated by the healthcare industry, such structures will likely survive and grow, even if the U.S. Supreme Court voids the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. More

Why don't more hospitals use electronic health records?
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The case for electronic health records has long been compelling: It can help recognize and contain epidemics, speed claims processing, and, of course, cut costs. The United States is spending $2.7 trillion annually on healthcare. The problem is spurring a philosophical change, from a system where doctors are paid for the volumes of procedures they complete to one in which they are paid for keeping their patients healthy. More



Linking an orthopedic urgent care to ambulatory surgery center
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Alejandro Badia, a hand and upper extremity surgeon, discusses the process behind developing and launching OrthoNOW, an orthopedic urgent care center that will address emergency orthopedic needs and send injured patients to an adjacent ambulatory surgery center for treatment. More

Most Medicare doctors used EHR in 2011
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A majority of physicians participating in Medicare used an electronic health-record system in 2011, according to a recent government survey. HHS' Office of the Inspector General randomly sampled 2,000 of Medicare's physicians in 2011 and found that 57 percent of them were using an EHR at their primary practice location. More














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