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News Story: WTEN features UCM and ER Anywhere

Medicaid members in Rensselaer County now have emergency medical treatment in the palms of their hands. Thank you to WTEN and Guiliana Bruno for spending time with our CEO Keith Algozzine to lean more about ERAnywhere — and how CDPHP and Rensselaer County is making sure patients get the right care, at the right time, at the right place. To see the full news story, […]

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News story: Times Union shares news of ER Anywhere service

Rensselaer County bringing virtual ER service to Medicaid population Click here to read Bethany Bump’s article in the Times Union on the ER Anywhere announcement. photo above: Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin speaks during a press conference to announce a new partnership with Rensselaer County and United Concierge Medicine to provide CDPHP Medicaid members with an […]

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News story: The Record features UCM partnership with Rensselaer County

Rensselaer County launches ER Anywhere app As part of a public-private partnership, Rensselaer County, CDPHP and United Concierge Medicine are working together to lower health care costs while improving patient care. The announcement made Thursday morning at the Rensselaer County office building introduced the ER Anywhere app, giving Medicaid members an innovative tool in lieu of the emergency room. Follow […]

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Press Release: CDPHP Partners with Rensselaer County & UCM

CDPHP Partners with Rensselaer County, United Concierge Medicine FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECDPHP Partners with Rensselaer County, United Concierge Medicine to Reduce Health Care Costs, Improve Patient Care October 3, 2019, Albany, NY – CDPHP is teaming up with officials in Rensselaer County and United Concierge Medicine to reduce health care costs and improve patient care by providing Medicaid […]

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Medical Minute: The Dangers of Vaping

A new medical issue arises from smoking e-cigarettes A NEW MEDICAL ISSUE ARISES FROM SMOKING E-CIGARETTES—AND A RECENT TRAINING HAD UCM EMERGENCY STAFF ON ALERT TO RECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS RIGHT AWAY    A 16-year-old named Tim had a cough worsening with shortness of breath and fatigue—forcing him to miss his coveted basketball game. Until then, […]

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Medical Minute: Severe nausea can mean many things

Severe nausea can indicate a variety of health issues HOW A UCM EMERGENCY MEDICAL PROVIDER FIGURED OUT THAT A PATIENT’S MIDDLE-OF-THE-NIGHT VOMITING WASN’T FOOD POISONING. A week ago, Denise, a UCM patient, had a big agenda with a work meeting presentation that she just could not miss. However, she had been up all night nauseous […]

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Medical Minute: A rash — or skin cancer?

Knowing when a rash is really something much worse HOW A UCM EMERGENCY MEDICAL PROVIDER IDENTIFIED SKIN CANCER FROM WHAT SEEMED LIKE A SIMPLE RASH. Recently, a patient named Kristin called into UCM’s Virtual ER seeking help for what she thought was a run-of-the-mill skin rash. She mentioned to our Care Coordinator that she felt silly for […]

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Medical Minute: Food Allergies

Quick thinking, life-saving measures from UCM A ROAD TRIP NEARLY GOES OFF COURSE WHEN AN ALLERGIC REACTION HAPPENS. Geoff and his wife Lucille were in the middle of a cross-country road trip — a bucket-list item for this couple from upstate New York — and were in the middle of the country in a small […]

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Press Release: UCM Earns CHQI Accreditation for Telemedicine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHQI Telemedicine Industry Accreditation recognizes UCM’s commitment to quality of care June 12, 2019, Troy, NY – United Concierge Medicine (UCM) is proud to announce that it has earned ClearHealth Quality InstituteTM (CHQI) accreditation for telemedicine. CHQI is an independent health care accrediting body that offers the only telemedicine or telehealth accreditation program backed by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). […]

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Honoring National EMS Week

By Steven Kroll, Director of EMS Innovation This week (May 19-25, 2019) is the 45th annual National EMS Week. Spearheaded by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). EMS Week recognizes the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community for the lifesaving work they do every day, around the clock, […]

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