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

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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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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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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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Doctor with a happy patient

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.

Read More »
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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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Young Doctors

Residents and Fellows: Benefits of Locum Tenens after Training

As a physician in training, you spend years studying and logging long hours at a hospital. Once you graduate, you’ll develop new mentors, but you will no longer have an academic system to lean on. When you contemplate your options post residency or fellowship and how each one could support your personal goals, consider the many benefits of working locum tenens.

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20 Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2020

The medical community has a unique opportunity to harness the power of Twitter to continue educating patient populations. And, some have already started the conversation. As you consider strengthening your Twitter presence, here are 20 accounts worth following; they have already established themselves as excellent resources to supplement medical practice news and healthcare insights.

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Fast Facts for National Women Physicians Day

Do you know the significance of the name Elizabeth Blackwell? In 1849, she became the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, paving the way for a number of additional wins for female physicians. Medicine is a field that has seen incredible advancements and innovation, both technologically and culturally. Today, we are pleased to pay tribute to this particularly significant milestone for both women and the physician workforce.

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4 Ways VR Will Enhance Medicine in 2020

Although virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are buzzwords associated with video games, they are becoming a game changer in healthcare. Many hospitals and health systems are still finding ways to incorporate VR into their programs; this immersive technology’s capabilities seem almost limitless. So, what are we looking forward to most in 2020? We’ve highlighted four ways that VR will enhance medicine this year.

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