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November 17, 2014
6 Key Factors Drastically Increasing the Utilization of Locum Tenens
6 Key Factors Drastically Increasing the Utilization of Locum Tenens

If you have ever thought, “What are we going to do if Dr. So & So retires or leaves our community?” this article pertains to you and offers a solution.  An overwhelmingly large number of groups and healthcare delivery systems are finding themselves in this very predicament.

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August 12, 2014
Behind the Scenes with Onyx M.D.
Behind the Scenes with Onyx M.D.

While you may have one point of contact, there is a whole staff of experts behind the scenes working hard to make sure you have a successful assignment. With over 60 years of combined experience in the Locum Tenens industry, take a look at why our Operations Team is like no other...

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March 17, 2014
The Affordable Care Act: Wait For It
The Affordable Care Act: Wait For It

**In response to Dr. Moghim's article, "Obama Scare: The Frightening Truth"**...

Much ado has been made about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.  Its early critics were quick to jump on the first sign of failure: the healthcare.gov website.  Many cried foul and presaged that this debacle was the harbinger of things to come.  I suggest that we step back for a moment and look at this legislation not as a done deal but more as a work in progress.

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December 17, 2013
Physician References: How to Overcome Delays
Physician References: How to Overcome Delays

Healthcare providers are fully aware of the many “hick ups” that can occur during the privileging process. One of the more frequent challenges encountered is obtaining references from one’s peers.  The simple request to complete a reference form and return it, can turn into a full-fledged man hunt! 

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November 20, 2013
Obama SCARE: The Frightening Truth
Obama SCARE: The Frightening Truth

ObamaCareFacts.com officially states that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, and was upheld by the Supreme Court on June 28, 2012. The complexities of the roll-out and implementation of ACA, however, indicate that Americans are skeptical, that those who were responsible for making it law are now running from it, especially in the 15 democratic Senate seats up for reelection in 2014.

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October 1, 2013
Obama Care – A Complex and Confusing Kickoff
Obama Care – A Complex and Confusing Kickoff

As a physician, I often get questions from my patients about the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obama Care, the massive healthcare legislation voted into law in 2009.  With the mandated healthcare exchanges scheduled to launch on October 1st, 2013, questions and skepticism are becoming more frequent in the news as well. My response is usually the same: “It is extremely complex, and we will have to wait and see.”

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September 17, 2013
4 Essential Travel Tips
4 Essential Travel Tips

As a locum tenens provider, traveling to a new location for an assignment should be fun, simple and easy, not stressful or hectic. With these 4 simple travel tips, we hope you can sit back, relax and enjoy your assignment.

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August 7, 2013
Bigger is NOT Better: The Disruption of the Consolidated Hospital Industry
Bigger is NOT Better: The Disruption of the Consolidated Hospital Industry

Are physicians who are employed by hospital systems set up for failure? Physicians are moving away from the traditional independent practice and seeking refuge in employment models endorsed by resource-rich conglomerates such as hospital systems.  This plausible trend is a result of ongoing threats to physician reimbursement, operating costs heading disproportionately higher and more administrative and compliance burdens with Obama Care. But what if the healthcare industry today is on the verge of disruption?  Have doctors made the right decision to merge with hospital systems or did they sell their souls early?

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June 24, 2013
Top Three Reasons Why Use of Locum Tenens Services will Increase Drastically in the Next 20 Years
Top Three Reasons Why Use of Locum Tenens Services will Increase Drastically in the Next 20 Years

There was a time, not so long ago, when “locum tenens” firms would contact hospitals and would be met with the equivalent of a blank stare: “Local what? Never heard of it!” The rising demand for physicians is a reality, and locum tenens will be integral in contributing to a solution.  Physicians and hospitals can begin preparing now!

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May 20, 2013
Physician’s Message to Obama Care: “We are NOT on board!”
Physician’s Message to Obama Care:  “We are NOT on board!”

In a 2012 WSJ article entitled “Obama Care’s Lost Tribe:  Doctors” by Daniel Henninger, the author questions Obama’s deceitful selling tactics of the sweeping overarching healthcare reform law that effectively became law on March 23, 2010.  He goes on to quote Obama during a speaking engagement at the American Medical Association’s annual meeting, “No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise:  If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period.”  This could not be further from the truth. 

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