Healthcare Facilities
(Not Just on Hospital Campuses Anymore)

Beginning in 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is expected to expand health care coverage to some 32 million Americans, with about 16 million getting public coverage through Midicaid, and the rest through federal subsidies to buy private insurance.

But once they have insurance, where will the millions of newly insured people find access to health care? WILL YOU BE READY?

The retail clinic industry is a relatively young one, and operators are still fine tuning their store location strategy. The clinics need substantial foot traffic to become and remain profitable. This means understanding the local market: How many doctors are available in the area? Are patients having trouble accessing care because of a physician stortage, or swamped local ER rooms? If there is, what's the best retail location for capturing at least some of that "spillover" demand?

With smaller clinics "site selection involves a complex analysis of regulatory and health insurance environment demographics, medical provider access, buying patterns and host store sales and customer volumes. Your success will come by understanding behaviors and selecting locations that enable 7-day-a-week/evenings and weekend operation and nuances such as parking availability.

Smaller operators or physician-owned retail or urgent care clinics may benefit from the help of an insider who can help them understand the needs and opportunities available in local commercial markets. Health care reform also makes billions of dollars available for expanding Federally Qualified Health Cilinics (FQHCs). FQHCs will probably look at expanding satellite locations into anchored locations, such as grocery stores or leasing space in malls to reach low income populations that will benefit from FQHCs sliding-scale fee structure.

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