Don’t Let References Hold Up the Credentialing Process

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Let’s face it. References can be a pain. (No one wants to ask their colleagues to complete yet another reference form). Hospitals require one to four current references at initial appointment and reappointment. The number varies based on the hospital. References must be received from the primary source by each hospital (which means, one hospital […]

Top 5 Benefits of Being a Locum Tenens Physician

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 Avoid Burnout Working as a physician is stressful. If you are feeling exhausted, you are not alone. Studies show that at any given point in time, 1 in 3 physicians is suffering from burnout. Between seeing patients during the day and being “on-call” at night, it may seem like you have no work / life […]

Credentialing: DEA registration changes

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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is cracking down on provider’s primary practice address change requests.  Gone are the days of submitting a practice address update online and a 24-48 hour turnaround time.  It is now taking 2-3 weeks for the DEA to process practice address updates when transferring to a different state.  The delay in […]

Credentialing: Physicians, Avoid the Hassles

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Getting licensed to practice in another state and credentialed to practice in a particular hospital can be an unpredictable and time-consuming process for locum tenens physicians. Here are some tips for physicians to make the process smoother and faster. Step 1: Getting licensed—Start with a list Make a list of the states where you’d like […]

LocumConnections Accepted for Membership in the Prestigious NALTO

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LocumConnections Accepted for Membership in the Prestigious NALTO Standard-setter for locum tenens industry NALTO collaborates with leading placement firms to promote sound business practices, address opportunities, challenges in an evolving industry ATLANTA, GA—April 14, 2016—LocumConnections, a rapidly growing locum tenens physician placement firm built on a unique, physician-led model, has been accepted for membership in […]

Growing Focus on Hospital Metrics Is Changing the Role of Locum Tenens Physicians

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Growing Focus on Hospital Metrics Is Changing the Role of Locum Tenens Physicians Rounding with nurses, participating in multidisciplinary teams and other approaches to improve ALOS, readmit rates to be discussed at LocumConnections’ booth at SHM Annual Meeting SAN DIEGO —March 8, 2016—The focus on metrics is more intense in hospital medicine than ever before, […]

A Proactive Approach to Locum Tenens Helps Hospitals Mitigate Costs and Improve Performance

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A Proactive Approach to Locum Tenens Helps Hospitals Mitigate Costs and Improve Performance LocumConnections to Share Best Practices for Temporary Physician and Physician Extender Staffing at SHMC NEW ORLEANS, LA—October 22, 2015—“Many hospitals react to temporary staffing needs with varying degrees of panic, working at the last minute to fill upcoming vacancies,” said Talbot “Mac” […]