As part of its mission, CUCM will build on
the achievements of UCAOA and support the specialty of
Urgent Care and its clinicians and patients in the following
the optimal role and integration of urgent care
medicine into the nation's many, complex healthcare
|Examine and improve
systems issues in urgent care medicine practice.
for and represent the specialty in the political
and regulatory processes that affect urgent care.
and insurers in their understanding of the importance,
advantages, and impact of urgent care medicine.
and other health-care consumers about the role of
urgent care medicine.
CUCM (UCCOP) Endorses Ohio Opiate Guidelines
Recently the state of Ohio decided to create guidelines for opiate and other dangerous drug precribing in the acute care setting. CUCM was there to represent urgent care providers and help assure the guidelines were both effective and not burdeonsome for urgent care centers. The guidelines can be found here.
CUCM welcomes requests from both government agencies and members of our specialty to get involved in improving the health and well being of our patients and providers. If you want our help you can contact us here.
CUCM in Washinton, D.C.
Peter Lamelas, MD,
MBA, FACEP (right) and Sean McNeeley, MD (left)
met with United States Representative Alan West
(center) on June 23, 2011, to discuss the role
of urgent care medicine in the nation's healthcare
system. As practicing physicians and members of
the Urgent Care College of Physicians (UCCOP),
both doctors understand the role their daily work
plays in caring for patients with urgent medical
needs. Changes in healthcare in the US will require
input from all those involved to improve efficiency
and access to care. UCCOP and its members stand
ready to help physicians, patients, and legislators
understand how urgent care medicine integrates
into the healthcare system now and in the future.
If you would like to assist CUCM in this aspect
of its mission, please email us at info@CUCM.org. Also, consider a donation to or sponsorship of the Urgent
Care Association of America Foundation