Archive for July 9th, 2010

Business Opportunity for Soon to Be Extinct Health Insurance Brokers?

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Doctors Express Urgent Care Franchise

Doctors Express franchisees across the country are capitalizing on increasing demand for quick and convenient medical care with our turnkey urgent care franchise model.

Business Type: Franchise
Startup Costs: $450,000 – $600,000
Can be run part-time: Yes
Doctors Express Urgent Care Franchise Opportunity

Are you a savvy, entrepreneurial individual looking to get into the rapidly growing, recession-resistant healthcare industry? Doctors Express is the first nationally branded urgent care center model.

This exceptional business opportunity allows franchisees to bring high-quality, quick and convenient medical care to their communities. Founded by an emergency physician and a team with extensive franchise and business experience, Doctors Express urgent care centers are quickly becoming synonymous with easily accessible, high tech and high touch care.  

When a patient visits a Doctors Express urgent care center, no appointment is necessary, wait time is on average 15 to 20 minutes, care is affordable, most insurances are accepted, and there are many services under one roof.  Unlike a typical retail clinic, Doctors Express can handle higher level acuity medical issues for both adults and children. Rather than waiting in an emergency room for hours to be seen for a cough, cold, break, sprain, rash or cut, patients are choosing urgent care.

Patients prefer Doctors Express because:

  • Every patient is seen by a trained and certified physician
  • On-site lab services allow for rapid diagnosis
  • X-ray capabilities are always available, including on-site x-ray tech  
  • Most prescriptions can be purchased directly from our in-house pharmacy
  • We’re open 7 days a week, including extended evening hours

Both experienced entrepreneurs and seasoned medical professionals are joining the Doctors Express team because of our turnkey franchise program in this high-growth, recession-resistant industry. Doctors Express franchisees can take advantage of multiple revenue streams in addition to urgent care- including providing physicals, drug testing and occupational medicine services to local employers, offering travel medicine and vaccines in-center, and partnering with nearby physicians for after-hours care and pre-op physicals.  

As a franchisee, you will benefit from a comprehensive support system designed to assist with all aspects of opening and operating your Doctors Express center. From site selection and center design assistance, robust marketing programs for consumers and businesses, advanced back-end systems and exclusive software programs for charting and billing, and extensive training and operations support, you will be well-positioned for success!

The initial investment ranges from $450,000- $600,000 per unit. Single- and multi-unit opportunities significant discount for purchase of multiple territories) are available in highly desirable areas across the country.  Third party financing is available. If you are an entrepreneurial individual or physician interested in joining the first nationally branded urgent care center and bringing quality, convenient care to your local area, please complete the form to the right. A representative from the Doctors Express development team will be in touch soon. Thank you for your interest in Doctors Express Urgent Care franchise opportunities.

Telemedicine – Future Growth Potential for Medical Providers?

Friday, July 9th, 2010

High-speed broadband can help doctors and hospitals deliver state-of-the-art care, particularly to the underserved communities most in need.

Last week, the FCC announced a joint meeting with the FDA to discuss how to implement the Broadband Plan’s recommendation to get innovative wireless medical devices to consumers as quickly and safely as possible.

As exciting as this is, it is just a hint at the possibilities that broadband innovation holds for health care in America.  For example, telemedicine is a promising field that can help rural communities stay safe and healthy.

Neil in Abilene, Texas

Citizens of rural Texas communities have very little, if any, access to professional medical care. Telemedicine brings critically needed medical care to rural communities; however, without broadband services Telemedicine is physically impossible.

Medical providers are willing to see patients over a Telemedicine system, the technology exists to make Telemedicine a reality, and patients are willing to see providers via Telemedicine. Until a broadband system is in place to provide the needed bandwidth Telemedicine will never reach the citizens that truly need the services. Rural Texas needs the bandwidth to make Telemedicine a reality for these small communities that otherwise may not have a hospital, doctor, clinic, or other healthcare provider.

Access to health care and information is an issue for many providers as well.  Without broadband, health care professionals can be stifled in their work and professional development.

Humana Offers Up to $25,000 Bonus for New Sales

Friday, July 9th, 2010

New small business bonus when you sell medical and specialty benefits products

You can earn up to a $25,000 bonus for placing small group Humana medical and specialty plans with effective dates of coverage between July 1, 2010 and Jan. 31, 2011. Bonus applies to groups with 2-99 eligible employees. Here’s how to qualify:

Humana medical products:

  • $20,000 for placing 20 or more cases
  • $10,000 for placing 10 cases
  • $3,000 for placing 5 cases

Humana specialty benefits:

  • $5,000 for placing 40 or more lines of coverage
  • $3,000 for placing 30 lines of coverage
  • $2,000 for placing 20 lines of coverage

Plus, the Underwriting Days bonus for medical cases has increased.

View bonus details (PDF)

Contact your Humana sales executive for details.

Bonus Rules and Regulations
Humana believes that agents should fully disclose to the insured or applicant the programs under which they are compensated including base commissions, bonuses, incentives or other forms of remuneration for which the agent is eligible for the sale or renewal of insurance products. Humana determines each cases effective date of coverage and eligibility for this promotion. Bonuses will be charged back for qualifying coverages that terminate before their first anniversary. The transfer of an in-force Humana coverage or placement of a renewal does not qualify for the agent for payment under this promotion. An agent of record may earn up to one bonus payment under this promotion. The number of cases and coverages placed during this promotion is measured according to agent of record listed on the employer group application, and production across agents of record will not be combined for the purposes of this promotion. Individual products are excluded from this promotion, except for those issued as part of a Workplace Voluntary Benefit offering. Cases split into subgroups to segment business units or locations are combined as one case to determine eligibility for this promotion. In cases where commissions are split between two or more producers, the case count is prorated according to the commission split percentages. All of the provisions of the Group Producing Agent or Agency Contract and Producer Partnership Plan apply to this bonus promotion. Humana may modify or terminate this promotion at any time without notice. Humana is the final arbiter of any issues related to this promotion. Bonus will be paid by the end of April, 2011.


Garcia’s Pharmacy Advertisement Lures Americans

Friday, July 9th, 2010

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