Urgent Care Boot Camp for Finance Executives Coming This Summer

Based on numerous requests from clients, Merchant Medicine and RSM are introducing an Urgent Care Boot Camp for CFOs and their finance teams this summer. The Boot Camp will take place August 7-8 at The Westin Minneapolis and the goal of is to show attendees where their organizations can drive 5-20 percent financial performance improvement through targeting key opportunity areas. Attendees will be able to receive up to 12 CPE credits for the event. Click the button below to learn more and don't forget to save your spot for this exclusive event. 


Study Looks at Impact of Opening Retail Clinics Near Emergency Rooms

Retail Clinics and Low-Acuity Emergency Department Visits").  The study shows that retail clinics opened near emergency departments had little effect on rates of low-acuity visits to them.  The study involved the work of a team from Rand Corporation, Truven Health Analytics, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Merchant Medicine.  To read more, click below to access the full study.


How Digital Innovations Are Improving Consumer Care Access And Satisfaction

The average consumer is empowered through their mobile device in every other aspect of their life—from relationships, to banking, to routine purchases – except for both health plans and healthcare providers. Smartphones are ubiquitous and provide instant information, often just a question away for Siri or Alexa.  In this article, Bernie Kuhn, Principal with Merchant Medicine LLC, and Valerie Monet, Director & Practice Lead for Health Insurance at J.D. Power, target how trends are making digital transformation critical to the future of healthcare.