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A Newsletter for Physicians, NPs, PAs, and CRNAs Interested in or Currently Practicing Locum Tenens.

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Medicus Healthcare Solutions Establishes COVID-19 Response Team

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken several actions to help reduce the spread of the virus, including communications to our active medical providers and clients as well as the development of a COVID-19 Response Team. Our priority is helping hospitals and medical professionals safely deliver quality patient care amid the physician shortage. We will continue to monitor the situation, take appropriate precautions, and communicate any updates. At this time, we would like to provide some information:

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AI Cuts Administrative Costs in 3 Ways

The implementation of AI technology is growing and will continue to increase as it solves and promises further solutions to challenges encountered by patients, healthcare facilities, and the healthcare industry. In fact, a recent Forbes article reveals that AI has the potential to save healthcare systems and services $269.4 billion annually, $18 billion of which is tied directly to administrative savings. Read on to learn about three important areas where efficiencies could be improved through this technology.

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3 Ways to Avoid a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Medical malpractice takes a toll on physicians. Whether or not the physicians were at fault, they suffer financial and legal ramifications, an impact on their reputations, and in severe cases, they may even question their ability to continue practicing medicine. Although some situations are unavoidable, there are steps physicians can take to help combat the chances of being sued. Today, we offer three of the simpler ways you can avoid a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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Honoring Hospitalists, Our Innovative Physicians

In 1996, the term “hospitalist,” defined as an inpatient physician who coordinates care for hospitalized patients, appeared for the first time in the New England Journal of Medicine. Since then, hospitalist has swiftly become the fastest-growing medical specialty, and hospitalists have made significant contributions to the everchanging healthcare landscape.

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Understanding Medical Malpractice Policies: An Overview

Medical malpractice insurance is a critical part of practicing medicine, making it essential for physicians beginning their practices to have an understanding of the types of malpractice policies available. The two primary categories are occurrence coverage and claims-made coverage. In today’s post, we provide an overview of both.

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Locum Assignments

These medical providers enjoy the ability to discover new places and cross several states off their travel bucket list. If you’re a clinician who hopes to explore while you practice, it’s easy to fall into a boring rhythm of “work, home, work.” Unfortunately, this restricts your sightseeing adventures to airport terminals, hotel rooms, and hospitals. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can follow to indulge your wanderlust during your downtime.

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Court room

3 Ways to Avoid a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Medical malpractice takes a toll on physicians. Whether or not the physicians were at fault, they suffer financial and legal ramifications, an impact on their reputations, and in severe cases, they may even question their ability to continue practicing medicine. Although some situations are unavoidable, there are steps physicians can take to help combat the chances of being sued. Today, we offer three of the simpler ways you can avoid a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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Honoring Hospitalists, Our Innovative Physicians

In 1996, the term “hospitalist,” defined as an inpatient physician who coordinates care for hospitalized patients, appeared for the first time in the New England Journal of Medicine. Since then, hospitalist has swiftly become the fastest-growing medical specialty, and hospitalists have made significant contributions to the everchanging healthcare landscape.

Read More »

Understanding Medical Malpractice Policies: An Overview

Medical malpractice insurance is a critical part of practicing medicine, making it essential for physicians beginning their practices to have an understanding of the types of malpractice policies available. The two primary categories are occurrence coverage and claims-made coverage. In today’s post, we provide an overview of both.

Read More »
Girl hiking bridge

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Locum Assignments

These medical providers enjoy the ability to discover new places and cross several states off their travel bucket list. If you’re a clinician who hopes to explore while you practice, it’s easy to fall into a boring rhythm of “work, home, work.” Unfortunately, this restricts your sightseeing adventures to airport terminals, hotel rooms, and hospitals. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can follow to indulge your wanderlust during your downtime.

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Tech Trends to Tap Into

As the healthcare landscape shifts toward value-based care and embraces pricing transparency, it’s imperative for facility leaders to keep up with the best tools to enhance patient care. Technology has helped make a variety of innovative moves, each one propelling new, positive changes in the field. Today, we have rounded up five important articles highlighting tech trends worth tapping into.

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Physician Feature: Carl Falcone, MD

Locums was never on Dr. Falcone’s radar. However, when a recruiter reached out, he explored the practice alternative. After growing accustomed to the freedom of his independent practice years but wanting additional downtime, he felt locums was the perfect fit. Dr. Falcone encourages emerging medical professionals to consider exploring locum tenens. “What a great adventure it can be, instead of going from college, to med school, to residency, and then straight into full-time work. If I had known that these types of opportunities were available, especially when getting out of residency, I would have practiced locums so much earlier in my career. Then, you can really explore what you like.”

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Building a Better Bedside Manner

Positive patient experiences can lead to fewer claims, higher satisfaction scores, and a smaller chance of being sued. Although good bedside manner isn’t often recognized, bad bedside manner can quickly lead to a lawsuit. Physicians can easily prevent complaints and negative online reviews by adopting and acting on the following five tips.

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How to Bill for Locum Tenens Services

You can’t always plan for the unexpected at your hospital or healthcare facility, and with the physician shortage, you probably have sometimes found yourself scrambling to find coverage for shifts. Have you ever wondered how to properly bill temporary providers? The process varies depending on the reason you are using locum services, so we have put together an overview with a few questions to ask yourself as you begin to tackle to process.

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