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News Story: CDPHP Expands Telemedicine Program for Medicaid Patients

Move follows successful test rollout in Rensselaer County The Daily Gazette reported on the news that CDPHP has decided to expand the ER Anywhere telemedicine program for Medicaid patients after a successful test rollout in Rensselaer County. To read the full article, including quotes from CDPHP spokeswoman Ali Skinner and UCM Virtual ER co-founder and CEO Keith Algozzine, follow […]

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Press Release: CDPHP and United Concierge Medicine Announce Plans to Expand Program

ER Anywhere Pilot Produces Impressive Results: 97% ER avoidance, 99% patient satisfaction. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDPHP and United Concierge Medicine Announce Plans to Expand Program Albany, NY, Jan. 27, 2020 — With Medicaid spending on the minds of most county leaders in New York, CDPHP today announced plans to expand access to ER Anywhere. The virtual health care […]

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News Story: Times Union highlights ER Anywhere

Gov. Cuomo’s call for reducing Medicaid costs highlights need for Virtual ER as a solution The Times Union and journalist Amanda Fries covered the recent news of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team — and in the article, included a quote from Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin, who mentioned ER Anywhere as a solution for reducing […]

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Medical Minute: Dealing with the Flu

When the flu hits, identifying symptoms right away is key — and UCM’s Virtual ER can help Call UCM’s Virtual ER the moment you feel flu-like symptoms— it could save you a trip to the emergency room! A PATIENT’S STORY: Asthma and the flu, a complicated combo James, a 23-year-old known asthmatic, called UCM Virtual […]

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Flu Season Myths: What’s True About the Flu?

What you’ve always thought was true just might not be — and it could really affect your health during flu season. Do you know what’s true about the flu — and what’s a myth? Find out more about flu season misconceptions, what you’ve always thought was true just might not be — and it could […]

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Press Release: UCM Virtual ER Announces Partnership with GPA Insurance

UCM Partners with GPA, Nation’s Largest Privately-Held Third-Party Administrator (TPA) of Insurance FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Group & Pension Administrators Selects UCM’s Virtual ER to provide better patient care and alleviate rising costs of ER visit January 9, 2020, Dallas – Group & Pension Administrators, Inc. (GPA), the nation’s largest privately held third-party administrator of employee benefits, […]

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

… until someone ends up in the ER! The holiday season is one of joy, celebration, and giving – truly the most wonderful time of the year. That is, until some aspect of your celebration goes wrong and you end up in the Emergency Room! According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, ER visits […]

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Medical Minute: Meningitis

A patient called with a headache — and within minutes, our medical provider recognized the symptoms of a very serious medical issue. WHEN THE ‘WORST HEADACHE EVER’ MEANS SO MUCH MORE A 36-year-old female called into United Concierge Medicine, concerned about a headache that suddenly started the prior day and progressively worsened overnight. She had two […]

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Medical Minute: Identifying Gallbladder Issues

Helping a patient navigate a serious medical issue without a trip to the emergency room HAVING A VIRTUAL ER ON CALL HELPED A PATIENT NAVIGATE A POTENTIALLY SERIOUS MEDICAL ISSUE WITHOUT A TRIP TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM Barb had a busy day ahead, traveling her territory as a pharmaceutical representative. However, her stomach was bothering […]

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Healthcare Industry: Stop pumping out solutions and focus on the right problems

Healthcare is often doing it wrong, especially when it comes to emergency medicine and triage. by Keith Algozzine, PA-C “If I had 60 minutes to save the planet, I would spend 59 of them identifying the problem and one minute on the solution.” That quote by Albert Einstein is applicable to many industries these days […]

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