Over the past year, urgent care centers have continued to treat a record volume of patients requiring COVID-19 testing. However, urgent care centers are still facing reimbursement challenges.
We are advocating for congressional action to increase reimbursement of point of care testing to cover the expenses of diagnostics and to ensure that patients have access to a full spectrum of diagnostics. UCA leaders have met with key members of Congress, held congressional briefings, virtual UCA Lobby Days, provided resources and information to congressional staffers, and held several meetings with HHS Healthcare Resilience Working Group (a committee of Operation Warp Speed) to educate various federal agencies with oversight of COVID-19 strategies (e.g., CDC, FEMA, FDA, CMS, etc.). on industry challenges during the pandemic.
Advocacy alert to members of Congress on Testing (August 2021)
2021 Congressional Briefing resources: Talking points and priorities (March 2021)
Other COVID-19 Testing Resources