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The Booming Locum Tenens Industry
June 15, 2017
The Booming Locum Tenens Industry

In more recent years, as the physician shortage has worsened, a reliance on locum tenens coverage has quickly become a common practice throughout the industry.

The Shortage of Anesthesiologists is Quickly Approaching a Crisis
June 8, 2017
The Shortage of Anesthesiologists is Quickly Approaching a Crisis

By 2020, the shortage of anesthesiologists is expected to grow to 12,500, almost 4 times higher than the estimated shortage in 2011. A brewing crisis...

Expedited Medical Licensure Now Available in Multiple States
June 7, 2017
Expedited Medical Licensure Now Available in Multiple States

On April 6. 2017, the first seven states—Idaho, Wyoming, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Alabama and West Virginia—of the IMLC began processing applications for expedited licensure. 

As Demands Skyrocket Hospitalists Turn to Locum Tenens
June 1, 2017
As Demands Skyrocket Hospitalists Turn to Locum Tenens

Staffing demands continue to grow for hospitalists. With an 18.78 percent growth in compensation since 2011, it is one of the highest increases in pay of all specialties. It is a wonderful time to be a hospitalist...

California Could Adopt a Single Payer System
April 25, 2017
California Could Adopt a Single Payer System

Some governing entities like the state of California are considering a single payer system to rein in costs and grant coverage to all state residents.

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How the Travel Ban Could Adversely Affect Health Care
April 12, 2017
How the Travel Ban Could Adversely Affect Health Care

The latest travel ban doesn’t oust these medical professionals from the country, but it does produce a chilling effect on immigration involving prospective doctors and medical students.

Republican Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act Faces Enormous Challenges
March 23, 2017
Republican Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act Faces Enormous Challenges

For years, the Republican party has promised to abolish the Affordable Care Act, and with the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency, the moment appeared to have arrived.

Physician Shortage and Impact on the Physician Staffing Industry
March 22, 2017
Physician Shortage and Impact on the Physician Staffing Industry

The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that there will be a shortage of 14,900 to 35,600 primary care physicians and 37,400 to 60,300 specialty physicians by 2025.

The Forgotten Middle Class in Health Care
February 28, 2017
The Forgotten Middle Class in Health Care

Of the three economic classes in America, the middle class is having the most difficult time paying for health care.

Americans Disheartened by Changes in U.S. Healthcare System
February 22, 2017
Americans Disheartened by Changes in U.S. Healthcare System

ACA, more popularly known as Obamacare, was intended to improve quality of care, expand access and curtail rampant cost increases, but few people feel it has achieved these goals. 

Employers Seek Ways to Control Rising Health Care Costs
January 12, 2017
Employers Seek Ways to Control Rising Health Care Costs

Businesses are vigorously searching for solutions to keep health care costs in check

Major Medicare Primary Care Project Announces Early Success
December 28, 2016
Major Medicare Primary Care Project Announces Early Success

In only its second year, the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative had virtually achieved almost all of its goals...

Why Health Care Organizations Are So Vulnerable to Data Breaches
December 2, 2016
Why Health Care Organizations Are So Vulnerable to Data Breaches

It may be surprising to learn that almost 42.5 percent of all data breaches occur in the health care industry

Crushing Healthcare Costs: Is Capitation or Bundled Payment the Solution to Eliminating Health Care Waste?
November 21, 2016
Crushing Healthcare Costs: Is Capitation or Bundled Payment the Solution to Eliminating Health Care Waste?

A side-by-side comparison of a population-based payment model (capitation) versus a bundled payment system and the best strategy for eliminating the billions of wasted health care dollars

Demand for healthcare providers expect to reach unprecedented levels in 2017
November 8, 2016
Demand for healthcare providers expect to reach unprecedented levels in 2017

Robust growth in the industry as a whole has also bolstered the staffing segment...

Life-threatening Reality of Generic Drug Shortages in the U.S.
October 13, 2016
Life-threatening Reality of Generic Drug Shortages in the U.S.

Is the current U.S. healthcare policy posing a life-threatening risk to patients in need of lifesaving drugs?

Why Physicians Continue to Use Locum Tenens Agencies for Temp and Permanent Jobs
September 29, 2016
Why Physicians Continue to Use Locum Tenens Agencies for Temp and Permanent Jobs

More and more physicians who are seeking temporary or permanent, full-time or part-time, job opportunities are partnering with locum tenens agencies....

Trump Vs Clinton: Projected Costs for New  Health Care Plan
August 25, 2016
Trump Vs Clinton: Projected Costs for New Health Care Plan

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget(CRFB), has analyzed each candidate’s health care plan with some surprising conclusions...

Affordable Care Act Entering Death Spiral
August 19, 2016
Affordable Care Act Entering Death Spiral

It was predicted by many that the Affordable Care Act would create an unsustainable market. That day has finally arrived.  Aetna halts expansions in new states. Follow up to Dr. Moghim's blog article, Physician's Message to Obamacare: We Are Not On Board.  

Marijuana Use: Is it Risky or Beneficial to our Health?
July 29, 2016
Marijuana Use: Is it Risky or Beneficial to our Health?

The ongoing debate about the use of marijuana as a medicinal therapy and recreational drug continues to rage in the halls of power and the public square...