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United Rheumatology offers an expanding portfolio of purchasing, practice management, and data products and services built specifically for independent rheumatologists. Along with our database of resources, these products and services allow rheumatologists to remain independent and thrive in their private practice while still benefiting from being part of a larger organization.

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Value-Based Contracting For Small Practices

Members have the option to participate in UR’s Care Networks (UR-CNSM), the clinically integrated network that offers a platform for innovative contracting with managed care companies while preserving an individual practice’s autonomy for fee-for-service contracts. Learn More About Payor Benefits >>

 

Contracting Support

For an independent physician, reviewing contracts and fee schedules can be a daunting task. Our goal is to help you understand the business implications of your contracts and fee schedules. We can provide you with strategies to help maximize the data and business. We may also suggest actions based on your practice and equip you with the information you need to execute successfully.

As part of your United Rheumatology membership, you’ll enjoy access to our payor contracting support service. United Rheumatology’s approach to contracting is strategically focused and customized to your practice and service area. We do not negotiate or interact with your payor(s); rather, we review, analyze, and benchmark your data.

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Practice Assessments

Independent practices have unique challenges. United Rheumatology has a network of seasoned rheumatology practice administrators that will travel to your practice to observe your administrative workflows and processes free of charge. Each assessment concludes with a comprehensive analysis, including ideas for improvement. Learn more about practice assessments >>

 

Practice Administrator Committee

The Practice Administrator’s Committee serves as a central resource, offering members and their practices information and education regarding best practices in office administration and helping members adapt to changes in policies, plans, and actions from commercial payors and CMS. Contact the Practice Administrator’s Team >>

 

Networking Opportunities

United Rheumatology hosts two national meetings each year, providing a chance to connect with colleagues, share insights, and attend lectures reviewing the latest in patient care, practice management, and health policy. For members, these invitations include accommodation plus round-trip airfare.

 

Physician and APC Recruitment

We work with Fidelis Partners, full-service healthcare recruitment and consulting firm specializing in physician placement services. Members enjoy access to the firm and a significant discount on recruitment services.

 

In-Practice Serology Lab

Our preferred in-office turn-key lab partner, TheraTest, offers rheumatology practices a CLIA-compliant serology lab. There is no set-up charge, and members are guaranteed discounted pricing. As a member, you’ll also receive access to TheraTest’s Octopus Middleware interface at no additional cost.

 

Provista

The Employee Savings by Provista program is available at no cost to Provista customers and their employees. The program’s name-brand special offers and discounts apply to the everyday and occasional practice needs – from ultrasound machines to office supplies. With more than 300,000 offers, there’s always a way to save.

 

TSI Healthcare

TSI Healthcare provides support and sales for the NextGen practice management and electronic medical records technology. When a United Rheumatology member becomes a new TSI customer, TSI will discount the prevailing TSI Healthcare pricing. Existing TSI Healthcare customers also receive additional benefits based on their membership. Please speak with your Practice Relationship Manager for an explanation of the discounts and terms that apply.

 

Clinical Trial Support

UR provides its members with clinical trial support which includes patient lists that meet the necessary inclusion and exclusion criteria required by various manufacturers and diagnostics companies.

 

Medcurity

Medcurity helps protect your organization and your patients’ information. With Medcurity, you can build or complement your HIPAA Privacy and Security program with the most intuitive tools and helpful guidance available. With decades of experience in healthcare, technology, and compliance, they built Medcurity to help healthcare organizations manage complex HIPAA and security requirements in one powerful platform. Learn More >>

 

Logic Media

Logic Media has spent more than a decade collaborating with rheumatologists nationwide to enhance their online presence, ensuring each respective website is the most efficient and lucrative digital reflection of their professional character. By refining our focus in order to serve the individual needs of each rheumatologist and their enterprise, we’ve managed to perfect the techniques required to deliver five-star web design, maintenance, optimization and marketing services that yield astonishing results every time. Learn More >>

 

Theralogix

Our partnership with Theralogix allows your patients access to a line of evidence-based rheumatologic supplements at preferred pricing and offers a rebate opportunity. Canabrex® is an endocannabinoid supplement which works in a similar manner as CBD, but is not derived from cannabis. It is one of the newest products in a line of evidence-based, content-tested rheumatologic supplements. Learn More >>

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Whether you’re interested in bettering your practice through an assessment, understanding how data can help you obtain a payor contract, or identifying cost savings opportunities typically reserved for large facilities, United Rheumatology has the resources you need.

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Whether you have an established practice, you’re fresh out of your fellowship, or you’re a hospital-based rheumatologist considering private practice, United Rheumatology offers the resources and services you need to advance your career and your clinic.

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