Thought Leadership

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Posted on: August 28th, 2017 by Aaron Risen

No, this is not about Robin Thicke stealing Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up”. My blogs are typically filled with trends or statistics to attempt to sway a hospital decision maker my way to get their business. Not this time. It’s about the disturbing change in the nomenclature in today’s healthcare environment […]

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Telemedicine… Are Physicians a Commodity?

Posted on: June 28th, 2017 by Carmen Renaldy

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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How to Become a Telemedicine Physician

Posted on: June 7th, 2017 by Aaron Risen

Telemedicine has finally started to take a foothold as an efficient and high quality means to take care of patients. It is estimated that 7 million patients will use telemedicine in 2018. The payers have begun reimbursing for more services, and, more importantly, patients have become more accepting of telemedicine. There are a growing number […]

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Locum Tenens Trends 2017

Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 by Carmen Renaldy

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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Where Do All of The Locum Tenens Jobs Come From? Are They Real or Imagined?

Posted on: October 26th, 2016 by Aaron Risen

As a physician actively working as a locum tenens, or new to locum tenens investigating locum tenens jobs, have you ever wondered why you get calls and emails from multiple agencies about the same jobs? Five years ago, you received emails from multiple agencies because when a hospital or practice had a locum tenens job […]

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Locum Tenens in Surgery Done Right

Posted on: April 7th, 2016 by Aaron Risen

The use of locum tenens surgeons is no longer a matter of if you’ll have a need for general surgery, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic or neurosurgery coverage, but rather when you will and how you will make it work best for your hospital when that time comes. Here are seven tips to ensure the locum tenens coverage […]

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ICD-10 Implementation Pros and Cons

Posted on: January 21st, 2016 by Carmen Renaldy

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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Making the Transition to Locum Tenens in 2016: What to Expect

Posted on: December 1st, 2015 by Del Renaldy

The New Year is rapidly approaching and maybe you’ve decided it’s time to take control of your work schedule instead of somebody else controlling it. Like most of us, you want more free time to pursue other interests. As a locum tenens physician, here is what to expect: Availability of Jobs Recent studies have estimated […]

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5 Tips for Urgent Care Center Physician Staffing

Posted on: October 9th, 2015 by Aaron Risen

It’s no secret that the U.S. faces a shortage of some 90,000 physicians with about half of that shortage in urgent care. It only stands to reason that recruiting and staffing physicians for urgent care centers is difficult, at best, and it’s not going to get any easier. Urgent care is one of the fastest-growing […]

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Recent Trends in the Use of Locum Tenens

Posted on: August 13th, 2015 by Carmen Renaldy

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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