Dallas, Texas, August 30, 2014 - The owner operators of urgent care centers can bill the services they provide in several different ways. The writers at The Ambulatory M&A Advisor take readers through the different options, from billing strictly urgent care to taking on a panel of primary patients.
“The reason why dual urgent care/primary care practices would want to be contracted as primary care—despite lower reimbursement—is that longitudinal and chronic care patients won’t want to pay the higher urgent care co-pay for regular visits with their PCP and also because insurance often won’t reimburse urgent care centers for preventive and routine care like vaccinations and annual wellness physicals—which should be done in a primary care office,” said Alan Ayers, Vice President of Corporate and Market Development at Concentra Urgent Care.
It’s important for owner operators to understand everything that goes into the billing process as each option carries its own set of pros and cons. Rates of reimbursement differ greatly between urgent care and primary care. Furthermore, if a center is to be operated as urgent care, there are certain types of services that it must be able to provide.
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