10 Most Common Mistakes in Integrating Urgent Care and Occ Med
1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation
Recorded April 27, 2015
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Realize that a healthy transition is done gradually rather than suddenly.
- Recognize the importance of the geographic location.
- Determine the basic differences between occupational medicine and urgent care billing.
- Realize the critical EMR functionality necessary to be able to provide services to both urgent care and occupational health patients.
- Identify the difference between marketing urgent care and selling occupational medicine services.
David Stern, MD, CPC
David Stern, M.D., graduated from Houghton College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He received a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed a residency in internal medicine at the Pennsylvania State University Hospital in Hershey, PA. During his residency at Pennsylvania State University Hospital, Dr. Stern was appointed as Chief Resident and Instructor in Internal Medicine. Dr. Stern joined Physicians Immediate Care in 1995 as a staff physician, and he subsequently became one of three partners in the business, operating 20 centers in Illinois, Nebraska and Oklahoma. He received his Certified Professional Coder (CPC) designation in 2001. In 2002, after a futile search to purchase a program to fit their needs, Dr. Stern and his partners at Physicians Immediate Care decided to develop their own software specifically for urgent care clinics. Dr. Stern worked with a team of programmers to design software to make their urgent care centers more efficient and cost-effective, and this software became the products offered by Practice Velocity. In June of 2012, Dr. Stern divested his interest in Physicians Immediate Care clinics to serve full-time as CEO of Practice Velocity, LLC and its sister companies, Practice Velocity Billing and NMN Consulting. Practice Velocity urgent care solutions including an electronic medical record systems (EMR), practice management software, specialized billing services and urgent care consulting services, are being used by over 850 urgent care clinics in all 50 states. Practice Velocity’s EMR has received top ratings by Black Book and KLAS. Dr. Stern is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. writes a monthly column for the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine magazine. He has received the Lifetime Membership Award from the Urgent Care Association of America.
Major Stockholder, NMN Consultants, LLC
Major Stockholder, Salaried, Practice Velocity
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.
Urgent Care Management Certificate (UCMC) Credit
This course is designated for 1 credit of Operations towards the Urgent Care Management Certificate.
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