Category Archives: Working Locum Tenens

How the Stark Law Could Affect the Locum Tenens Market

By: Dr. Robert Moghim As part of the 1989 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, the Stark I provision barred physicians from making referrals which enriched themselves. Originally pertaining to clinical laboratory services, the Stark Law has been expanded over the years to include many other services. In 1993, Congress formally broadened this law through the Stark…
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Travel? It’s All Taken Care Of

By: Robbyn Davis Smooth travel arrangements can make the difference between a good experience and a bad one for locum tenens professionals on assignment. I work with a 49-year-old locum tenens physician who prefers one leading hotel chain over another for one reason: It provides feather pillows, and he insists on them. Though he often…
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The Love-Hate Relationship Between Hospitals and Locum Tenens

By: Dr. Robert Moghim Securing personnel for a hospital or managed care organization can be a difficult and involved process that takes months.  For many of the administrators of these medical organizations the stopgap solution for these vacancies is locum tenens staffing agencies which can provide the physicians, advanced practice providers or allied health professionals…
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Top Underrated Locums Destinations for Fall

Temperatures are cooling off, the leaves are beginning to change, and pumpkin-spiced goodies have begun to hit the shelves. Fall is officially here, but before we are hit with winter’s wrath, consider filling your schedule with a locums assignment in one of these great fall locums destinations. Typically, providers set their sites on places like…
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The Dos and Don’ts of CV Writing for Locums

As a locum tenens provider, your CV (Curriculum Vitae) is critically important and serves as a marketing tool and offers a snapshot of your academic and professional experience. Your CV should be clear, concise, and present relevant information about your career as a physician, though sometimes determining relevancy can be difficult. Your CV should offer…
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Traveling for Work Doesn’t Have to be a Burden

By: ICON Medical Network If you're a locums doctor, you’ve experienced the constant struggles involved in airfare prices, apartment hunting, suitcase packing, direction finding, new car familiarizing, and charging problem solving. Once you’ve been on a few locum tenens assignments, you start to get the hang of the travel checklist you religiously follow. We decided…
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The Case of the Missing Locums Candidate

In today’s market, scarcity drives competition, and healthcare recruitment is no exception. Physicians and advanced practitioners are among the scarcest groups within healthcare personnel. As long as the demand for qualified physicians increases while the number of practicing physicians decreases, the physician shortage will remain. That’s where locum tenens comes in. As we learned in…
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Predicting Growth in Healthcare Staffing Segments

By: Jim Chandler, President & CFO, Onyx M.D. The medical staffing industry has experienced robust growth since the 1970’s, and this pace has only strengthened in recent years.  According to Staffing Industry Analysts, the healthcare staffing market grew by six percent in 2014 and is expected to exceed seven percent growth in 2015 to reach…
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How To Avoid Getting Overtaxed: Five Keys

By: Michael Scott Life as a traveling physician can be taxing. So can the accumulation of taxable earnings from a steady diet of locums assignments. While at three hospitals and a community health center, I had the occasion to welcome and onboard a number of locums physicians. One frequent topic of conversation was the ongoing…
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Holidays Cause A Higher Need for Locum Tenens

With Labor Day being Monday, the unofficial end of summer is quickly approaching. As we honor all those who work so hard, you may have plans to kick-back and celebrate over the weekend with fireworks, barbecues, picnics at the park, or some fun in the sun; however, holidays such as this are also time for…
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