Urgent Care Centers: Corporate Practice of Medicine, State Licensure, EMTALA, Reimbursement Compliance

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide healthcare counsel with a review of the key legal and business issues involved with urgent care centers. The panel will offer guidance on forming, operating, acquiring and selling urgent care centers.


The urgent care center industry has seen significant growth in the number of facilities in recent years, with $15 billion in revenue in 2016. Over $18 billion in revenue in 2017 is anticipated. The growth is spurred by healthcare reform and managed care organization coverage that encourages members to use urgent care facilities rather than emergency rooms.

Forming urgent care centers is an attractive business for hospitals, retailers and private investors. When forming urgent care centers, counsel faces challenges that include complying with laws regarding corporate practice of medicine, meeting state licensure requirements, contracting for reimbursement with private and government payers, determining the best staffing model to use, and others.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys discuss key structural, legal and business considerations for the formation, operation, acquisition and sale of urgent care centers.



  1. Urgent care centers—a brief overview of the industry and its growth
  2. Key legal considerations when starting and operating urgent care centers
    1. Corporate practice of medicine
    2. Staffing models
    3. State licensure and permits
    4. Documentation and coding
    5. Other areas of focus
  3. Key business considerations
    1. Location, management and services
    2. Issues in buying or selling an urgent care center
    3. Partnering with hospitals and investors


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the key legal and business considerations for counsel to healthcare providers opening and operating an urgent care center?
  • What are the most common business models used when forming urgent care centers?
  • What factors should healthcare counsel consider when acquiring and selling urgent care centers?


Leone, Alyson
Alyson M. Leone

Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer

Ms. Leone’s practice includes the representation of physicians, medical practices, ambulatory surgery centers,...  |  Read More

Lewis, David
David T. Lewis

Lewis Health Advisors

With over 25-years of healthcare industry experience, Mr. Lewis has counseled numerous healthcare entities...  |  Read More

Medina, Damaris
Damaris Medina


Ms. Medina is a healthcare and commercial litigator with extensive experience representing healthcare clients in...  |  Read More

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