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News Alert: College of Urgent Care Medicine Task Force Recommends Review & Community Alignment Before Implementing New CDC Alternatives on COVID-19 Quarantine

On December 3rd the CDC released “acceptable alternatives” to shorten quarantine for contacts of persons with SARS-CoV-2 infections, which led to extensive media coverage that the CDC had lowered its quarantine recommendations. This interpretation of the CDC release is incorrect and has led to confusion and potential increase in risk for patients, providers, and employers. The Clinical Response Task Force of the College of Urgent Care Medicine closely reviewed the CDC position and has the following recommendations.

 

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COVID-19 Recorded Webinars:

  • The Future of Urgent Care Imaging Business in the Face of COVID-19 brought to you by Braid*
    The edge of what’s possible and what’s next for Urgent Care Centers, how digital imaging and patient empowerment can help shape the future of your practice. Urgent care is under a tremendous amount of stress and economic pressure. How do you successfully navigate these uncertain times? Please join us as Braid’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rajni Natesan leads a powerhouse panel of Urgent Care CEO’s including, Eren Bali, CEO Carbon Health and Dr. Terry Matthews, CEO and CMO of Lansing Urgent Care. 
     
  • Thriving in the COVID Crisis: Leveraging Insights & Data brought to you by Experity*
    COVID-19 continues to impact urgent care operations, challenging how we approach our business. Join us as Laurel Stoimenoff, CEO of the Urgent Care Association, and Dr. David Stern, CEO of Experity, share key benchmark data & insights on trends from the urgent care community. Empowering you to make data-driven decisions and share best practices to continue to help you evolve through COVID-19.
     
  • Thriving Through the COVID Crisis: OccMed Trends in Urgent Care brought to you by Experity | 8/5/20 | 12pm CT; See industry data surrounding how OccMed affects visit voume and resimbursement rates, and hear from clinic leaders to see what they're doing to build a successful OccMed service line.
     
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic and Workplace Risks - Incorporating Occupational Data into Infectious Disease Case Reports and EHRs brought to you by ACOEM | 8/5/20 | 12pm CT with live Q & A
     
  • Paycheck Protection Program and CARES Act by NERUCA on 5/21/20 (link to slides)
     
  • ACOEM COVID-19 Webinars 
     
  • 9/15/2020: UCA/CUCM COVID-19 4th Town Hall Discussion - Provider Burnout
    Resilience is about getting through difficult times and emerging stronger and better. How can providers survive and thrive during difficult and rapidly changing times? This panel discussion of your peers at UCA will be led by StuderGroup coach, Dr. Jeff Morris, who has worked with burned out providers and has spoken on this topic for more than 10 years. The panel will focus on their experiences with practical, evidence-based personal coping strategies, as well as tactics for deepening team collaboration, collegiality and engagement during times of crisis and high stress, while moving beyond crisis mentality and navigating the new normal.
     
  • 8/18/2020: UCA/CUCM COVID-19 3rd Town Hall Discussion - Back to School
    The American Academy of Pediatrics recently reported a dramatic increase in confirmed SARS CoV2 in children. From July 9 to August 6, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in children across the country went from 200,184 to 380,174. In the third of the COVID Town Hall series, UCA’s clinical panel will discuss urgent care considerations as many communities return students to the classroom. There will be a brief presentation on the current state, testing, and differential diagnosis. 
     
  • 7/21/20: UCA/CUCM COVID-19 2nd Town Hall Discussion
    The physician panel discussed the most recent recommendations related to the treatment and care of those with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 and its associated co-morbidities; the challenges associated with patient assessment, care and follow-up when both influenza and COVID-19 are possibilities; and the status of vaccine development. Sponsored by Menarini Silicon Biosystems
    View a video of the first Town Hall meeting here.
     
  • 6/22/20: COVID-19 Update on CARES Act & Paycheck Protection Program
    The rules changed on 6/5/2020 when revisions to the CARES Act were approved—and most changes favor those who’ve participated. If you have not yet applied for PPP, the opportunity will end 6/30/2020. Please join us as we invite Rob Crigler, managing director of Mariner Wealth Advisors, to give an update on the CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program.
     
  • 6/10/20: The Future of Urgent Care Imaging Business in the Face of Covid19
    The edge of what’s possible and what’s next for Urgent Care Centers, how digital imaging and patient empowerment can help shape the future of your practice. Urgent care is under a tremendous amount of stress and economic pressure. How do you successfully navigate these uncertain times? Please join us as Braid’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rajni Natesan leads a powerhouse panel of Urgent Care CEO’s including, Eren Bali, CEO Carbon Health and Dr. Terry Matthews, CEO and CMO of Lansing Urgent Care. 
     
  • 6/3/20: COVID-19 UCA Town Hall Discussion Members of the UCA Covid Task Force conducted a lively discussion on the topics that are most relevant to the on-demand medicine industry. The discussion covered overall updates on what we know, safe return to care, assuring patients feel safe, testing, PPE use, care of the COVID+ patient, blood clotting, Kawasaki, medications, and return to life/work. Sponsored by Quidel
     
  • 5/14/20: Thriving in the COVID Crisis: Leveraging Insights & Data
    Listen as Laurel Stoimenoff, CEO of the Urgent Care Association, and Dr. David Stern, CEO of Experity, share key benchmark data & insights on trends from the urgent care community. Empowering you to make data-driven decisions and share best practices to continue to help you evolve through COVID-19.
     
  • 5/4/20: Beyond COVID-19 Evoloving your Urgent Care for the Future
    Join Solv and the Urgent Care Association (UCA) as we shift our focus from reactive to proactive and explore the building blocks necessary to deliver episodic care in the post-COVID world.
     
  • 4/14/20: Communication and Digital Strategies in a COVID-19 World
    Chris Behan, Digital Marketing Expert and CEO of Socius Marketing offered insights into how to manage your digital communications with a look at modified websites, ad campaigns, landing pages, etc. both for the current pandemic and into the future.
     
  • 4/9/20: What Urgent Care’s Need to Know Now about Adding Telemedicine
    Bill Lewis, MD, UCA’s Telemedicine Section Leader hosted a panel of Telemedicine experts to address the many questions and concerns that urgent care centers’ have regarding adding telemedicine at such a critical time.
     
  • 4/7/20: Staying Afloat during COVID-19: Resources for Urgent Care Centers
    Camille Bonata, MHS, UCA Policy Consultant, shared relief opportunities that have been made available through congressional and administrative actions.
     
  • 3/31/20: The Role of Urgent Care in a Pandemic Moderator Rob Rohatsch had a conversation with urgent care operators on the role of urgent care medicine during this time of crisis and what best practices can look like. 

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