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How Well Do You Know MIPS?

As you may know, MACRA took effect at the beginning of 2017. This law establishes two payment tracks for physicians: the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). For smaller and independent medical practices, MIPS may be the more suitable of the two. Starting this year, those practices will be required…
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8 Reasons Physicians Choose Locums

With it's increasing popularity, majority of physicians either know someone who's worked locums or worked alongside a locum tenens physician. Why is it, then, that many still aren't aware of the benefits of working temporary assignments? What was once seen as something only physicians nearing retirement did, has now grown into an industry that attracts…
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Volunteer Opportunities for Locum Physicians

Altruistic by nature, physicians often give back, both professionally and personally, in various ways throughout their careers. Locum tenens physician are in a unique position to take part in volunteer opportunities because they enjoy greater flexibility in their schedules and can volunteer at home, away from home, and even during locum tenens assignments. Whether it's…
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Busy Physicians: Locum Tenens is Here to Help

Throughout medical school, you had to deal with your fair share of struggles. From the many hours spent in residency to experiencing your many “firsts” on the floor, you may have thought you’d seen it all. However, what you may not have envisioned is that being a physician comes with it's own set of responsibilities…
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A Resident’s Guide to Personal Finance

As a resident/fellow, your primary concern, of course, should be to become a great doctor. However, finances should fall as a close second, as neglecting your personal finances during your residency/fellowship can prove to be a huge mistake. Student loans can creep up, and it's never too early to learn how to maintain a budget…
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Five EHR Predictions to Watch For This Year

If you haven't already heard, the Department of Justice recently announced it's $155 million dollar settlement with  eClinicalWorks settlement for misleading users. This, has left many stakeholders unsure of what’s next for electronic health records (EHR). As the industry transitions, the ongoing operational cost of certain big name systems, like Cerner and Epic, may cause many large…
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The Future of Voice Assist Healthcare

In a world where you can order groceries or schedule an appointment without lifting a finger, small voice assist computer modules like the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Siri continue to gain intelligence and work their way into the daily consumer’s life, including their health. It's not a stretch to believe that one day voice…
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Six Ways to Improve Your Patience

As a physician, you're familiar with working in a fast-paced environment. While being constantly on-the-go can be exciting and make the day go by quicker, there can also be drawbacks to working at such a rate, and when things slow down it's easy to lose your patience with those around you, both personnel and patient.…
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Advance Your Career By Partnering With a Locums Recruiter

When navigating the world of locum tenens, a locum tenens physician recruiter can help you find the job that's right for you and fits your skills and needs. That's why finding a great locums tenens agency and building a strong relationship with a locums recruiter your can trust is important. Because the locum tenens industry…
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Dr. Google at Your Service

Because nearly everyone has access to the internet, it’s inevitable that the most patients will turn to Dr. Google at some point to research their symptoms. In fact, it is estimated that one in three Americans use the internet to research a medical condition, whether for themselves or a friend or family member. Rather than…
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