We’re So Busy – Why Aren’t We Making Any Money?

We’re So Busy – Why Aren’t We Making Any Money?

Medical Practice Management for Poor Profits During a recent medical practice management consultation, I listened to an  owner of a hybrid family medicine/urgent care practice lamenting - "We've been open for 4 years.  After about the first 2 years we became...

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Do FMCSA Rules “trump” HIPAA?

Do FMCSA Rules “trump” HIPAA?

Driver with a Disqualifying condition - FMCSA vs. HIPAA Marie and Suzanne wonder: Q: Was wondering what action a health care organization should take if they become aware a DOT driver has a disqualifying condition and still driving. The driver sought urgent care...

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5 Tips on Reputation Management (for 5-Star Reviews!)

5 Tips on Reputation Management (for 5-Star Reviews!)

Guest post from Tim Dybvig, Co-founder & CEO, Calibrater Health [popup type=”” link_text=”important disclosure”]Some of the links below are affiliate links.  Urgentcarementor may earn a commission should you make a purchase via these links. This commission comes at no additional cost to you.  I have experience with all of these companies, and I only recommend products and […]

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Would You Order a Sleep Apnea Test on this Truck Driver?

Would You Order a Sleep Apnea Test on this Truck Driver?

Screening for Sleep Apnea in Commercial Drivers In a previous post “Every 17″ Gets a Sleep Test,” we discussed how you really have to use a rational process to screen and refer drivers for sleep apnea testing. Here’s a recent comment from a driver to the FMCSA on the...

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Medical Review Board Advises FMCSA on Sleep Apnea

Medical Review Board Advises FMCSA on Sleep Apnea

Medical Review Board Meeting On August 22-23, 2016, the Medical Review Board (MRB) met to deliberate on public comments from medical professionals and associations on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) and Federal Railroad Administration’s...

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My Productivity Tools

My Productivity Tools

Staying Productive I’m often asked about the productivity tools and technology I use to manage my business and various consulting projects.  I’m a tech junkie.  It would take at least a small book to give a decent review of all the apps I use and love. Here are some...

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Are Patients Willing To Pay For Allergy Drops Out Of Pocket?

Are Patients Willing To Pay For Allergy Drops Out Of Pocket?

Part 2 of a series From Guest Author, Neil Smith, PA-C, MBA, Founder and CEO of Symbia Allergy Solutions. Higher Healthcare Deductibles Here’s the back story….The little secret that paying out-of-pocket for healthcare can reduce the cost of care is no longer a secret. According to the Kaiser Foundation, in the past five years, consumer […]

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Do Allergy Drops Really Work?

Do Allergy Drops Really Work?

Part 1 of 2-part series From Guest Author, Neil Smith, PA-C, MBA, Founder and CEO of Symbia Allergy Solutions. Adding Allergy drops and testing Urgent Care centers are often the first stop for patients who are suffering from allergies and eager to find relief. In addition to prescribing medications that bring only short-term relief, offering allergy […]

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When Your Specialist Won’t Commit

When Your Specialist Won’t Commit

Specialty Consults on DOT Physical Close to half of your Commercial DOT Physical examinees have a significant medical condition.  Most times is easy enough to request some documentation or needed testing from the primary care treating physician. Examples: You have a...

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