Knowledge Expansion

How an Urgent Care Service Line Can Benefit a Multi-Specialty Practice

Fellowship Paper

Patient Access

Laurie J. Chambers FACMPE
The United States health care industry is experiencing a substantial number of changes, creating multiple challenges for medical practice executives. Patient access (care) and healthcare utilization (cost) are two of the most significant challenges for many healthcare organizations and individual practices. Urgent cares provide an effective primary care alternative and offers various models to choose from. An efficient urgent care offering flexible scheduling with day, evening, and weekend hours provides patients greater flexibility for accessing healthcare services that require minimal intervention. Moreover, the expense of care is more cost effective when compared to charges generated in an emergency room visit, resulting in lower utilization costs. Download Now

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Laurie J. Chambers FACMPE