Thought Leadership

Hospitalist Locum Tenens Done The Right Way

Posted on: April 29th, 2015 by Carmen Renaldy

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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RVU Compensation & The Trauma & Acute Care Surgeon

Posted on: March 17th, 2015 by Carmen Renaldy

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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Locum Tenens Physicians Not Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Coverage

Posted on: February 24th, 2015 by Carmen Renaldy

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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Trauma Center Development & The Orthopedic Surgeon

Posted on: January 28th, 2015 by Aaron Risen

As a 35 year veteran in physician recruiting and staffing in the surgical specialties, it seems within the last several years there has been an unprecedented movement within the hospital industry to establish new trauma centers or to upgrade designation status from Level III to Level II. This is particularly the case within the for-profit […]

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Why Hiring Older Physicians is a Good Idea

Posted on: January 6th, 2015 by Aaron Risen

As a healthcare administrator or medical group manager, like everybody else, you need several physicians and you need them now!  When you start the process with your medical staff, the first thing you do is marshal support for the effort and work to build a consensus and to get “buy-in” from all the key players […]

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Outsourcing Your Hospital & Emergency Medicine Departments. Is it Worth It or a Bigger Problem?

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by Carmen Renaldy

It seems in the last three years, hospitals that had a local private hospitalist group or emergency medicine group have outsourced to a national company. Why? There are many reasons, but the main one is “offloading the headache.” The national contract groups are perceived as having greater expertise in areas such as recruiting, managing patients through […]

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Locum Tenens Agencies – Does Size Matter?

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 by Carmen Renaldy

The answer is yes, the size of a locum tenens agency does matter. But not in the ways you may be thinking. In today’s world size is important but the biggest may not always be the best.  Whether to go with a big, medium or small firm can be very subjective from both a physician […]

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Factors to Consider in Developing a Neurohospitalist Program

Posted on: September 18th, 2014 by Aaron Risen

Factors to Consider in Developing a Neurohospitalist Program Hospitals are turning to neurohospitalists as a cost-effective means to improve coverage and care. The Demand for Neurohospitalists With fewer neurologists willing to cover inpatient consultations and provide Emergency Department-call coverage, hospitals have found that they can achieve stability by starting or expanding neurohospitalist programs. Neurohospitalists provide […]

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Part-time Locum Tenens Surgeons Can Alleviate Staffing Shortage

Posted on: August 13th, 2014 by Aaron Risen

Part-time Locum Tenens Surgeons Can Alleviate Staffing Shortage Locum tenens surgeons offer a part-time solution to a full-time problem. U.S. Surgeon Shortage The United States faces a shortage of 91,000 physicians—including 46,000 surgeons and medical specialists—within the next 10 years because not enough physicians are being trained to keep pace with population growth and practitioners’ […]

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Vendor Management Organizations-The Future?

Posted on: July 3rd, 2014 by Carmen Renaldy

The growth of medicine in the United States is growing although stunted after the recession, the demand for more physicians with the advent of the ACA and the aging population has never been higher. Many hospitals around the country have set up outreach clinics for primary care, surgery centers and have acquired specialty practices to […]

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