Category Archives: Locum Tenens

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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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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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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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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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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Locum Tenens Recruiting- The Longevity of the Recruiter

Posted on: June 3rd, 2014 by Carmen Renaldy

With twenty years in the locum tenens industry, it amazes me just how many of the original recruiters in the business have been coordinating locum tenens coverage for twenty plus years. Many of these same pioneers have gone on to start their own locum tenens companies, become senior management, or just plain hammer the phone […]

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The Lowdown on Locums from Neurosurgery Market Watch

Posted on: May 27th, 2014 by Aaron Risen

For physicians with a penchant for the nomadic life or an innate desire to explore new areas – or those who want to preserve time for other, possibly non-medicine pursuits – locum tenens can be an attractive practice option. And although locums is more prevalent in the primary care and internal medicine subspecialties than in […]

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