How Locum Tenens Help Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

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Locum tenens & hospital readmission rates

Hospitals can face harsh penalties for high readmission rates. To avoid the repercussions from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, utilize Locum Tenens clinicians. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) can penalize hospitals when patients are re-admitted for care. These penalties can cost hospitals up to 3 percent of payments from CMS…. Read more »

Why Healthcare Organizations are Turning to Locum Tenens

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Why healthcare orgs. are using locum tenens staffing solutions

The healthcare landscape has been evolving. Facing an aging population, increased access to healthcare through the Affordable Care Act, and a growing physician shortage (an estimated 14,900 to 35,600 just in primary care by 2025), healthcare organizations have been looking for ways to increase efficiency and improve the bottom line, while servicing communities of every… Read more »

The Value of Locum Tenens Physicians in Healthcare Facilities

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The value of locum tenens physicians in healthcare facilities

More and more healthcare facilities are turning to locum tenens staffing solutions for good reasons: with physicians, PA’s, nurse practitioners and specialists available when you need them, the stress of hiring has been lessened. Beyond just the convenience, however, most healthcare facilities want to understand the value of hiring locum tenens. If you are considering… Read more »

Loyalty Programs: Are They The Key to Patient Retention?

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Many healthcare organizations are now offering rewards and loyalty programs in an effort to retain patients. Is this the best course of action to take?

Many healthcare organizations are now offering rewards and loyalty programs in an effort to retain patients. Though these programs are still in development, they have shown promise. Approximately 10 percent of patient appointments result in no-shows. This can be a frustrating experience for healthcare organizations that depend upon health insurance reimbursements and private payers. As… Read more »

Learning to Work with MACRA

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Learn all you can about MACRA so you can adopt to new rules and regulations, successfully run your practice, and realize greater reimbursements.

President Obama signed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA, into law in April, 2015. MACRA replaces the SGR (sustained growth rate) formula that regulates payments to healthcare professionals that treat patients covered by Medicare. The law reforms the reimbursement process for healthcare providers and addresses several other issues as well. The MACRA… Read more »

NALTO Multiview Briefing #1 — Interstate Licensure Compact

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NALTO Multiview Briefing #1 — Interstate Licensure Compact Key Facts About the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact In early October, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators endorsed the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. In a letter to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), the lawmakers stated, “As strong supporters of the state-based system of physician licensure, we believe… Read more »

NALTO February Multiview Briefing: National Relations Labor Board & 1099s

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National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations, February Multiview Briefing: National Relations Labor Board & 1099s NRLB & Locum Tenens How a National Labor Relations Board ruling could impact locum tenens staffing companies. What “Independent Contractor” Means to the IRS A closer look at what defines an independent contractor for tax reporting purposes, and locum tenens companies. A new year… Read more »

NALTO Multiview Briefing #4: DEA Rulings

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NALTO Multiview Briefing #4: DEA Rulings Headline suggestions: The Basics of DEA Rulings & Locum Tenens Locum Tenens & DEA Rulings What to Know About DEA Registration How Locum Tenens Opportunities Affect DEA Registration Medications can be a critical component to treatment plans. They alleviate pain, minimize symptoms, and combat infection. However, the government has… Read more »

ROI Article – Locum Tenens: A Smart Investment

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Not so many years ago, locum tenens physicians were a rare breed and demand for their services on behalf of hospitals and clinics was minimal. Times have changed. All around the country, in rural and metropolitan areas alike, physicians shortages and long recruitment cycles have become the norm. Do any of the following scenarios sound… Read more »