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Contracting and Credentialing as Primary Care and Urgent Care

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Contracting and Credentialing as Primary Care and Urgent Care

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 19, 2016

Course Description:

Walk through the exciting world of Start-Up Urgent Care Contracting/Credentialing! You will be better prepared you for this process. You will be shown a detailed time frame, sample contract language, and helpful hints on what to look for in contracts as well as review various fee schedules, including flat/global rates. Delve into current industry rate data by market and take away insight and material that can be implemented immediately back at your urgent care center. Information to assist in effectively navigating contracting for your center is also discussed.

Learning Objectives: 

    •Differentiate the pros and cons of urgent care and primary care agreements with insurance companies.
    •Recall the basic requirements for urgent care and primary care contracting and credentialing.
    •Compare key metrics and other elements that assist in the decision making process
    •Identify potential alternative, solutions, and options
    •Apply practices learned from industry examples presented.

      


Faculty Bio:  Tammy Mallow, B.S.


Tammy Mallow has a wide variety of experience in the Urgent Care World. Ms. Mallow has lent her expertise in health plan contract negotiation and credentialing processes, urgent care business planning, and ongoing practice management for over 20 years. She previously held the position of Corporate Director and Consultant for the Schumacher Group where she worked specifically with community based models with a focus on Urgent Care. She also works periodically with Subsidium Consulting based in Atlanta. In her current role, as the Director of Contracting and Credentialing for DocuTAP, Tammy is responsible for the negotiations of health plan contracts for many Urgent Care Centers nationwide. She has been instrumental in provider enrollment strategies and in offering advisory services for the development of start up urgent care. Her hands-on experience as a Practice Administrator for a multi-site urgent care group in the mid-west has provided her with a unique insight to the overall operations of an urgent care center. This combined background of direct clinic experience and broad based consulting is incorporated in her lectures to bring a real life perspective to her audience. Tammy has worked with the UCAOA for several years as a conference faculty member, a webinar presenter, serving on various committees, and as a general resource in the industry. She is a graduate of Missouri State University, is a publish author on Practice Management and Operations, and is an active member and leader with several industry associations.

Credit Information:

Designation Statement
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. 

Accreditation Statement
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 

Earn 1 UCMC credit in Billing & Coding by listening to this recorded session.

Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email education@ucaoa.org with questions.  

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