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What You Need to Know About Billing for Locum Tenens

There are several different reasons a practice may need to hire a locum tenens physician or advanced practitioner. Whether you need coverage during the temporary leave of a permanent physician or extra coverage for an explosive summer influx of patients, it is important for health care facilities to understand how to properly bill for locum tenens…
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Physicians in Today’s Digital Era

In today's digital landscape, it can be easy to blur the lines between personal and professional, and research shows that many physicians receive little to no training on how to navigate the web in a professional manner or which guidelines to follow. Recently, a number of studies have highlighted levels of unprofessional social media content…
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Are Amazon Run Hospitals in the Near Future?

Over the years, the medicine model has greatly changed from when our predecessors began practicing and laying the groundwork for the industry. From prioritizing charting and patient satisfaction, to patients who want to dictate their care completely, there has been a noticeable shift in medicine. In the era of the almighty online review, some argue…
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Locum Tenens and the Quadruple Aim

For years, health systems and facilities have accepted what's known as the "Triple Aim" as the benchmark for care: enhancing the patient experience, improving population health, and reducing costs. More recently, the "Triple Aim" has evolved into the "Quadruple Aim," with added emphasis on physician and staff wellness and satisfaction. Achieving the Quadruple Aim, however,…
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Money and Medicine Education Are Equally Important

How much should I spend towards student loans? Do I need to start saving for retirement now? What about a mortgage or car payment? Now that you've graduated medical school and educated yourself about medicine, it's time to educate yourself about money. Post-grad, it's important to have a game plan to pave the way for…
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The Health Benefits of Travel for Physicians

Whether you want to work the sunny beaches of Florida during the winter or lush, scenic Oregon during the summer, travel is one of the greatest perks that locum tenens physicians can enjoy. In addition to to practicing medicine and providing quality care where it’s needed most, you get to try delicious cuisines, partake in…
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Advice for New Physicians

Finishing medical school and residency is no small feat and something you should feel very proud of. And as the nation continues to face a physician shortage, your skills and services are desperately needed now more than ever. However, as you grow into your career and establish yourself as a young physician, there are certain…
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Exploring Burnout and the Solutions to Solve It

With a growing focus on physician well-being, physicians are becoming more vocal about burnout, its impact, and how the healthcare industry and leading health systems are leading change. The American Medical Association (AMA) has always been a great resource for physicians, and discussing physician burnout is no exception. You can find many informative articles on…
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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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