On-Demand Staffing Models in Telemedicine

Author Archives: Carmen Renaldy

A Physicians Guide to On-Demand Telemedicine Staffing Models On-demand staffing is very similar to how companies like Uber or Lyft operate their driver staffing. Telemedicine companies will manage a large pool of contracted doctors or nurse practitioners that consult with patients. Those medical care providers come online, log into the telemedicine platform and make themselves […]

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Compared to other facets of modern medicine, telemedicine is still very much in its infancy stage. The tools leveraged within traditional healthcare settings are still being steadily adapted, refined, and advanced to meet the needs of both telehealth companies and patients seeking care. And as the entire healthcare industry continues embracing new and exciting communication […]

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Top Medical Specialties Seeing the Advantages of Telemedicine in Healthcare It’s no secret that technology is advancing more rapidly than ever, and the advantages of telemedicine are spreading far and wide. Many primary care physicians are already using telemedicine to expand the options available to their patients for obtaining convenient care, and also to improve […]

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Everybody that enters into the healthcare space quickly realizes that there is one driver of producing revenue — physicians! Without the physician component to medical care delivery, whether brick and mortar or virtual, you will not make money unless you have a physician seeing patients or directing patient care with a mid-level. So, you have […]

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The locum tenens industry is experiencing a “boom time” of sorts after the great recession and the implementation of the ACA. The factors contributing to this growth include pent up patient demand from the recession, an improving economy with employment and insurances increases, the Accountable Care Act and greater job mobility for physicians. With the […]

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Implementation of the ICD-10 from the ICD-9 was delayed up to 6 times and was finally implemented on October 1, 2015. Many hospitals and practices feared that day, which has now come and gone. Those that think the conversion took place because of the ACA are deluded. True, ICD-10 was finally implemented due to the ACA, […]

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When the US Economy went into a recession from about December 2007 to June of 2009 (it actually lasted longer), the usage of locum tenens in hospitals and medical practices also dropped precipitously. With fewer insured patients, Hospitals felt the squeeze and began laying off employees, something unheard of in years past. For elective procedures, […]

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There is no doubt about the importance of hospital medicine. It has become the second stop in the hospitalization process after the Emergency Department.  Hospitalists interact with the patients, patient’s families, specialists and every level of nursing and administration. With two main shifts per day, double coverage and several hospitalists scheduled during the days, it […]

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Everybody associated with physician compensation is familiar with RVU’s. Gone are the days of a straight fee for service environment which billed at the prevailing insurance and Medicare rates.  RVU’s have been introduced as far back as the 80’s and were widely adopted in 1992. The whole of the medical system has been moving in […]

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Stipulating that a locum tenens physician is not entitled to workers’ compensation is increasingly vital to preserving their independent contractor status, as federal and state regulators escalate efforts to eradicate the misclassification of workers by employers. The U.S. Department of Labor has signed memorandums of understandings with labor commissioners and other agency leaders from 20 states […]

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