LocumConnection

Taxation and Locum Tenens

Posted · Add Comment

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 […]

LocumConnectionsHospitals

How Locum Tenens Help Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

Posted · Add Comment

Hospitals can face harsh penalties for high readmission rates. To avoid the repercussions from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, utilize Locum Tenens clinicians. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) can penalize hospitals when patients are re-admitted for care. These penalties can cost hospitals up to 3 percent of payments from CMS. […]

LocumConnections

Rural Physician Shortages: How Locum Tenens Can Help

Posted · Add Comment

Across the nation, the limited supply of physicians cannot keep up with the demand. Nowhere is this shortage more apparent than in rural areas. Fortunately, Locum Tenens can help. The current physician shortage has negatively impacted patients’ access to quality healthcare. By 2025, it is estimated that there will be a need for up to […]

Aequor Healthcare Services Announces Acquisition of Locum Connections, LLC

Posted · Add Comment

Locum Connections Fuels Aequor’s Expansion in the Locum Tenens Space PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Aequor Healthcare Services, a Certified Joint Commission, healthcare staffing and solutions company, today announced the acquisition of Locum Connections, LLC, to lead its growth in the Physician and NP/APP locum tenens space. Locum Connections, with its multi-specialty focus, supports […]

LocumConnections

Locum Tenens: A Smart Investment

Posted · Add Comment

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 familiar to you? Paging “Doc […]

Locum Connections

How locum tenens physicians stay fit while travelling

Posted · Add Comment

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 […]

Locum Connections

Learning EMR Systems as a Locum Tenens Worker

Posted · Add Comment

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 […]

locumconnections

Locum Tenens Physicians: How to Find Your Ideal Setting

Posted · Add Comment

A critical part of a physician’s career is deciding on what setting they desire to practice in. There are many different factors involved in this decision, such as patient volume, location, specialty, compensation, CME opportunities and countless more, which can differ for every physician depending on what their personal and career goals are.    While this […]

locumconnections

6 Ways to Effectively Work with a Locum Tenens Recruiter

Posted · Add Comment

Locum tenens practitioners are in higher demand than ever. With a nationwide physician shortage, an aging population, and increased access to healthcare through the Affordable Care Act, healthcare organizations across the country are turning to locums staffing solutions. If you find yourself working with a locum tenens recruiter, we’ve got some top tips for helping […]

Don’t Let References Hold Up the Credentialing Process

Posted · Add Comment

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 […]