Biden-Harris Administration Increases Medicare Payment COVID-19 Vaccine

Over the past several months, UCA has been meeting with federal officials from HHS, CMS and the CDC to discuss some of the challenges of vaccine administration (including low reimbursement rates) and ways in which the urgent care industry can partner to increase vaccine distribution. This week, the Biden-Harris Administration announced an increase in COVID-19 vaccine administration reimbursement rates to $40. The rate has increased from $28 to $40 for the administration of single-dose vaccines, and an increase from $45 to $80 for the administration of a two dose COVID-19 vaccine.

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Paycheck Protection Loan Deadline Extension – Legislation Pending

The current deadline for the latest round of Paycheck Protection Loan (PPP) funding is March 31, 2021. However, the House of Representatives just passed legislation to extend the deadline for small businesses from March 31st to May 31, 2021. The Senate is expected to fast track passage of legislation this week. 


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Upcoming HHS Webinars on COVID-19 Therapies

The HHS Therapeutics Team is sponsoring a webinar on Monday, March 29th at 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST regarding increased access and operational challenges with COVID-19 mAbs infusions. For additional information download this pdf from the UCA website.

Register For the Webinar 

UCA is Partnering with Urgent Care Centers to Increase Access and Utilization of COVID mAbs. This mini-series, supported by HHS ASPR, provides a deep dive on new and emerging COVID-19 outpatient therapeutics, including monoclonal antibodies.

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Visit volume continues to drop

Improve your clinic's operational and financial health by tuning into this on-demand webinar, KPIs to Watch in Your Urgent Care, available now! You'll learn how to speed-up throughput to increase visits, how to identify and leverage promoters to boost net new business, and how to motivate staff using metrics. This can't-miss conversation is led by industry veterans and Experity executives, Alan Ayers and Tim Dybvig. 


2021 Spring Benchmarking Report Now Available

It's here! Our new format includes higher-validity data with actionable insights for your centers in the upcoming quarter. We hope you love the new approach and look forward to your feedback.




Updates from the College of Urgent Care Medicine®

The College of Urgent Care Medicine (CUCM) is committed to inspiring excellence advancing the specialty of urgent care medicine. The Board and CUCM committees continue to pursue that vision. As a reminder, physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners benefiting from either an individual or organizational membership are automatically enrolled in the College. The College now represents over 2400 urgent care clinicians. If unsure if you are signed up under your organizational membership, please reach out to membership@ucaoa.org.

Recent College activities and updates include the following: 
  • Becoming a Fellow in the College or Urgent Care medicine (FCUCM) has just become easier
  • Urgent Updates—a New Member Benefit
  • Best Practices—New CDC Guidelines on the treatment of gonorrhea
  • Call for Committee Members
  • Listserv access limited to members only, effective 4/1

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ECOTEST: SARS-CoV-2 IgG/IgM Rapid Antibody Test Kit

• (5) US Distribution Warehouses – Inventory and Fast Lead Time

• Small Order Purchase Minimum

• Best Pricing in the US Market

• Easy to use finger prick test

• Fast results within 15 minutes

• Sensitivity 100 – Specificity: 98.8%

• Regulatory Status: CE-IVD, FDA EUA, POC CLIA Waived





Rapid results in the Urgent Care Setting – BD Veritor™ COVID-19 testingMarch 25, 3 pm EST

As the world continues to have a need for COVID-19 testing, BD offers a reliable rapid antigen COVID-19 testing solution

  • To review and understand the role of rapid antigen testing for SARS-CoV-2
  • To learn about BD Veritor™ System for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2
  • To learn how to perform a COVID-19 test using the BD Veritor™ System for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2
  • To review online educational materials and training support


Center Manager Education - March UCBX Now Available


This month's UCBX covers inventory management, handling employee injuries, and getting your emergency preparedness planning off the shelf and into action. A UCBX subscription helps managers get better every month! March's UCBX includes 25% off the Benchmarking Report.


New Member Benefit - Free Access to UCA Education

We've curated the best of our past education and begun compiling them into a YouTube playlist just for members. When complete, you will have complimentary access to 100+ management and clinical education programs. Follow these links to learn more about the  and the .

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