Urgent care centers put financial pressure on Texas hospitals

Texas hospitals are already under financial pressure due to the Lone Star State's steadfast refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, and now they face yet another pressure point: urgent care centers. Such standalone centers take away insured patients from hospitals, which are already at a competitive disadvantage due to cuts to the disproportionate share hospital program. The number of urgent care centers in Texas has grown rapidly in recent years, and now nearly match the 450 or so hospitals that operate statewide. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare

 

 

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