According to the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine, there are approximately 9,300 walk-in, stand-alone urgent care centers in the United States, and 50-100 new clinics open every year, and a projected $3 billion has been invested into urgent cares since 2011.
As urgent care centers continue to proliferate, providing an attractive alternative to more costly venues of care for acute illness and injury, and a fast, convenient modality for primary care, increased knowledge of state regulations will be imperative to the centers’ economic growth and stability. In addition, due to the significantly varying levels of market saturation, a complete understanding of growth trends is key to ensure efficient and effective investments.
This webinar addressed the key business and legal considerations in states’ approaches to the formation, operation and growth of urgent care centers.
- State approaches to regulating urgent care
- Regulation of medical practice and ownership/operation by non-physicians, including corporate practice of medicine and fee splitting
- Business models
- Market report from the states’ view on current economic and business conditions – market penetration, saturation, growth, development and valuation