While physicians and physician assistants simulate one another and even collaborate on a variety of levels, there are some distinct benefits PAs have.

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Just like doctors, physician assistants can assess and treat patients. While PAs frequently work in collaboration with physicians, they bring many unique advantages to a practice. In 2015, there were nearly 110,000 physician assistants employed across the country. This profession is growing in popularity, and it is estimated that the market will increase by 30%… Read more »

As a locum tenens worker, you'll find you have new responsibilities when it comes to taxation. Here are a few things every worker should know.

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As a locum tenens worker, you’ll find you have new responsibilities when it comes to taxation. Your status as an independent contractor, coupled with the fact that you may work in several different states over the course of a year, adds to the complexities you will face come tax time. You may be required to file… Read more »

As a locum tenens worker you can expect to encounter new EHR/EMR systems at every job. Here's what you should know beforehand regarding this work.

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As a locum tenens worker you can expect to encounter new electronic medical records (EMR) or electronic health records (EHR) systems at every job. The can all be very different, so learning one will not always make it easier to learn the next. How can you cope with having to learn your way around new… Read more »

Locum Tenens physicians

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Locum tenens is an exciting and rewarding experience. Latin for ‘to hold the place of’, locum tenens workers are, in effect, temporary health care providers utilized to supplement a facilities existing medical staff. When a private practice, hospital, or health care facility is in need of temporary workers, they call healthcare staffing agencies or locum… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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As every physician knows, eating well and exercising are two key factors in preventing illness and disease and for maintaining optimal health. But as every locum tenens physician knows, making good food choices and finding time for regular workouts while on the road is no easy task. Here are practical tips for staying fit and… Read more »

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Physician staffing can be a fickle business. In today’s fiercely competitive market where loyalty runs thin, staffing agencies will bend over backwards to attract and keep a physician in their locum tenens pool or a hospital as a client. So when a physician or client insists that you sweeten the pot by providing workers’ compensation,… Read more »