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  • NPs, You Can Help Prevent ER Overcrowding

    A recent op-ed in The Washington Post calls for prevention of an unmanageable influx of newly insured patients to emergency departments. In Keeping Routine Medical Care Out of Hospital Emergency Rooms, Jennifer Brokaw, an emergency department physician, makes several very sensible suggestions for solutions, two of which point directly toward nurse ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on May 24, 2010
  • Reimbursement in Convenient Care

    We had a reader ask us about whether it was difficult to obtain insurance reimbursement when running a convenient care clinic. So, for the answer we went to the source, Bette Tucker, NP, who owns Express Care Clinic in Lincoln, Neb., and wrote an article in ADVANCE about opening the clinic: Opening a Retail Clinic. Here's what Bette has to ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on May 7, 2010
  • More Clinic Pruning

    Judging by the lack of mainstream coverage as of yet, it seems that the closure of about 30 clinics by The Little Clinic is being taken as a nonevent by most major media outlets. It is a pretty big deal in the industry, because it marks a long-awaited purchase of TLC by Kroger. Some clinics are still owned by Solera, but about 100 were purchased ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on April 7, 2010
  • Convenient Care... for Chronic Illness

    If you read our last post or saw the news yourself, you already know that the American Academy of Family Physicians has changed its stance on convenient care clinics.But ABC News published an article today explaining some operators' plans to expand services into chronic disease management: ''Retail Clinics Branch Into Chronic Disease ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on March 22, 2010
  • Convenient Care Is a "Brand"

    An interesting way to look at convenient care is that it's a new brand of healthcare. The blog brandSTOKE posted about this concept recently in ''Retail clinics vs. your doctor: it may come down to branding.'' The post very concisely explains the reasons for the fall of traditional practices that aren't stepping up to the new focus on patients' ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on November 5, 2009
  • Are You Ready to Start Your Own Practice?

    Should you open a practice? If so, what kind? During these unstable economic times it is difficult to decide if now is the time to take the risk and open your own clinic. A stable job with a guaranteed hourly wage is tempting. Even if it means you are working for someone else and have to punch a time-card. Still, in the back of your mind you ...
    Posted to NP Practice Owners (Weblog) on August 13, 2009
  • Service Expansion in Retail Health

    Service expansion in retail health has created great concern for some members of the medical community. New service rollouts in retail health are not synonymous with new skill acquisition for nurse practitioners. Retail clinicians are highly trained nationally certified family nurse practitioners whose commendable evidence-based practice has been ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on June 23, 2009
  • Likes and Dislikes About the Job

    What I dislike about my job: (OK, folks, this topic was a suggestion from someone. So, if you happen to be my boss reading this, please understand I truly mean every word I say. Including the fact that I know I work for a great company that does its best to respond to what we need. And considering some of the things that could happen - ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on June 11, 2009
  • Retail Clinics: Location, Location, Location

    A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that retail health clinics gravitate toward more affluent neighborhoods. They could, therefore, not be serving the under- and uninsured or poorer populations that are in more need of healthcare. All this comes down to is profitability for the companies operating the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on May 28, 2009
  • Retail Health Evolving Before Our Eyes

    Two recent pieces of news (not to mention recent developments and retail health operators' promises) are confirming our predictions that retail health will expand to the workplace and provide primary, not just episodic, care. First is an interview with Hal Rosenbluth, CEO of Take Care Health Systems, in which he says, ''We want ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on March 27, 2009