Spring is an important time for the urgent care industry. The main convention of the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) will take place, along with the election of board members and new committee appointments. Insurers publish rate filings and prior-year financials, and often many contracts are coming up for renewal. And with all of this come fresh ideas on how the industry can work together to plot a brighter future. It is a future with significant challenges and it is critical that the urgent care industry come together to help drive a national payer strategy.