Session from the 2012 CCA Annual Meeting
10/24/2012 - 8:00 – 9:15 AM
Session Category: Health - General
Credits: CPD 1.50
The amount of care provided in alternative locations to physicians' offices and hospitals over the last five years has accelerated. Employers are establishing on-site and near-site clinics to handle simple - and in some cases more complex - healthcare needs and to serve as champions of health and wellness programs. Thousands of urgent care clinics - in pharmacies, grocery stores, big box retailer and free standing - have opened and are providing care at lower prices and with more convenient hours than at doctors' offices. If another 30 million or so people receive healthcare coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act, these non-traditional delivery settings could become important providers of care for employees covered under their employers' health plans. In this session, an employer describes his company's effective and popular on-site clinics, a consultant MD discusses best practices in on-site and near-site clinics, and a manager of urgent care clinics describes the current state and expected growth of this care delivery platform.