As 2023 comes to an end, we're excited to highlight our top 7 most visited blogs and resources for physicians and advanced practitioners. This content is crafted to offer valuable insights for locum tenens, physicians, advanced practitioners, residents, and fellows. Join us as we look back on our top blogs and resources of 2023, exploring the ones that were particularly resourceful this year.

1.) Physicians Licensure Application Fees and Timelines by State

Navigating the maze of medical licensure fees, requirements, and processing timelines across different states can be time-consuming. To streamline this process, we've put together a list of each state's medical board/licensing authorities' contact information. We also included the average wait time to receive a license by state and where Federation Credentials Verifications Service is required or accepted. Now, physicians and advanced practitioners can access all the essential details for each state's licensing information in one convenient location.

2.) How to Apply for an NPI Number

It is required that every healthcare provider have their own unique National Provider Identifier (NPI) number to submit both administrative and financial transactions as specified by HIPAA. How do you obtain one? We've put together a list of three ways physicians and advanced practitioners can apply for their personal NPI number with ease.

3.) From W-2 to 1099: Tips For a Smooth, Successful Shift from Permanent to Locum Tenens

Transitioning to 1099 locum tenens from a W-2 position can be an exciting career change for physicians and advanced practitioners. However, it is crucial to understand the differences between a W-2 employee and 1099 locum tenens to ensure a smooth and successful shift. That's why we created a blog that gives physicians and advanced practitioners insights into the differences between the two and a few tips to make the transition more efficient.

4.) Locum Tenens 101 Guide

No matter what stage a physician or advanced practitioner may be in their career, transitioning to working locum tenens can offer increased autonomy and enhanced work-life balance. In our Locum Tenens 101 Guide, physicians and advanced practitioners can explore all things locum tenens, from ways to get started in a locum tenens career to the anatomy of a locum tenens assignments and more.

5.) Stress Less with Tax Tips for Locum Tenens

When working locum tenens, physicians and advanced practitioners are considered independent contractors, and while it allows for more flexibility in managing and creating schedules, it also means they are responsible for filing and paying their taxes. This blog gives locum tenens physicians and advanced practitioners 5 helpful tips to make filing taxes a breeze.

6.) Residents and Fellows: Benefits of Locum Tenens after Training

Locum tenens is a fantastic career choice, even for those fresh out of residency or fellowship. This blog highlights key benefits physicians and advanced practitioners can experience when pursuing locum tenens work post-training. Hear from one of our expert locum tenens anesthesiologists for insights into the benefits of a locum tenens career fresh out of residency here.

7.) Vital News

Our physician and advanced practitioner newsletter, Vital News, is published twice a year and is packed with insights on the latest in healthcare. This featured edition includes 2024 healthcare trends to know, tips for attending a medical conference, answers to five common IMLC questions, and more.

We look forward to continuing to provide informative and resourceful content for physicians and advanced practitioners in 2024 and beyond!