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    Happy Doctors' Day 2020!

    Happy National Doctors' Day 2020! Check out our video!...

    Barton Team Barton Team | March 30, 2020

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    Tips for Keeping Positive During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the country, a majority of us now find ourselves at home with our families. Everyone says they wish they could spend more time with their family, but you know what they say, be careful what you wish for! Jokes aside, the world is a scary and uncertain place...

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | March 26, 2020

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    National Physicians Week: Because Doctors Deserve More than a Day

    This March will mark the fifth annual National Physicians Week; a seven-day celebration in honor of doctors that aims to highlight their hard work, dedication, and the differences they make in the lives of others day in and day out throughout the year. The idea for this week was conceived by Dr. Jac...

    Alli Wittbold Alli Wittbold | March 25, 2020

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    COVID-19: What PAs Need to Know

    As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads throughout the country, several states have lifted their restrictions on PA scope of practice laws, allowing them to practice independently to assist with the outbreak. Whether it be provisions in pre-existing guidelines in the event of an emergency, or st...

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | March 24, 2020

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    COVID-19: What NPs Need to Know

    As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads throughout the country, several states have lifted their restrictions on NP scope of practice laws, allowing them to practice independently to assist with the outbreak. Whether it be provisions in pre-existing guidelines in the event of an emergency, or st...

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | March 24, 2020

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    State Licensing for Locum Tenens Physicians - Updates for the COVID-19 Outbreak

    In order to assist you at this time, we have put together the following list which shows what, if any, changes in policy have occurred to each state’s individual licensing protocol. This information is based on both our internal findings and the information for the Federation of State Medical Boards...

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | March 24, 2020

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    PA Scope of Practice Series: New York

    PAs in New York are generally able to practice independently. Apart from limitations on the number of PAs allowed to practice at once and collaboration requirements, restrictions are few and far between....

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | March 24, 2020

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    COVID-19: What Physicians Need to Know

    With the news that the coronavirus strain COVID-19 is now confirmed in all 50 states, state governments have been working quickly to expedite access to medical care in the unfolding pandemic. For many states, this means that state licensing requirements have been loosened, or altogether waived - sig...

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | March 18, 2020

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    NP Scope of Practice Series: Kentucky

    Generally, Kentucky is more restrictive for NPs than other states. The state dictates the majority of scope requirements. That being said, in Kentucky, NPs are considered to be primary care providers....

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | March 17, 2020

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    5 Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Use Locum Tenens Providers

    Locum tenens providers are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in healthcare organizations. According to Physicians Practice, 90 percent of healthcare organizations use locum tenens physicians. More than five percent of the physician workforce—about 50,000 doctors—are locum providers....

    Tayla Holman Tayla Holman | March 12, 2020