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Tackling Two Birds With One Stone: Locums, Burnout and the Physician Shortage

Changing legislation, hospital consolidations, and the growing physician shortage all affect how physicians practice medicine today. With pressures coming from all sides, many physicians are experiencing burnout and opting to retire early, scale back their hours, or quit medicine completely as a result. But what if there was something that could help temper the nation's…
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What Does the New POTUS Mean for Healthcare?

Donald Trump has been very vocal about his views on the Affordable Care Act and the state of healthcare in the United States, quoted saying, “On day one of the Trump Administration, we will ask Congress to immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare.” So on this day of inauguration, we ask, what will the…
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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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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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Trending: Emergency Waiting Rooms Become New Insurance Marketplace

Extreme costs, long reimbursement delays and high administrative burdens due to hefty Medicare cuts are generating a large increase in patients visiting Emergency Department waiting rooms. With a surge in Medicare, Medicaid, and uninsured patients, Emergency Department waiting rooms are becoming the trending health insurance marketplace for new Obamacare customers.   The "Get Covered" campaign is…
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