The Forbes Healthcare Summit 2013: The Walk-In Clinic Revolution And Obamacare

As the Affordable Care Act, private insurers and employers push less costly outpatient care, the health care industry is responding with a boom in retail clinics and urgent care centers. At the second annual Forbes Healthcare Summit, a panel of physicians and entrepreneurs will share insights and strategies on October 10, 2013 at Lincoln Center in New York on how they hope to bring more convenient, better coordinated and lower cost medical care to more Americans. There is still limited space available to register here, for the entire two-day event that begins the evening of October 9. The panel, “The Walk-In Clinic Revolution” will include Dr. Andrew Sussman, Senior Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer at CVS Caremark CVS +0.55% (CVS), the nation’s biggest player in retail medicine with plans to have 1,500 clinics operating by 2017. Such clinics, generally staffed by nurse practitioners, treat routine maladies like pink eye or colds and have become a popular consumer choice by bringing bring quick, responsive medical treatment after-hours and on weekends that avoids a long wait in an emergency room or, in some cases, a doctor’s office. Partly in response to the success of the retailers as well as consumer demand for more convenient and lower cost options, the walk-in revolution lately has included a surge in urgent care centers.

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