A review of privately insured claims data shows that the median charge for a 30-minute new patient office visit ranged from $294 in an office to $242 in an urgent care center to $109 in a retail clinic.
Another $125 million will go toward long-term initiatives to improve access to behavioral health, primary care, and substance abuse services, and $275 million will be set aside in case Congress takes it back.
The industry is riding tailwinds that will push growth of 30% to more than 40% in coming years. Factors include a growing dearth of clinicians, an aging population, and technological innovations that will improve patient access and experience.
The reasons people may skip vaccines such as the flu shot are many. They can include apathy or being too busy. They can include people believing that they won't get sick to fearing vaccines. But recent research suggests another reason some may skip shots: fear of...