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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

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    ABCs of a Great Locums Physician

    Do you like word games? Most of us think of ways to keep our brain agile whilst we wait for test results to return or that maddening hourglass to keep turning as we await the EMR catch up. How long do you think it would take you to come up with an alphabet full of adjectives to describe the best ch...

    Gail Clifford, MD Gail Clifford, MD | March 10, 2020

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    Happy National Dentist's Day 2020! [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Happy National Dentist’s Day! We’re thrilled to celebrate dentists everywhere, today and every day. Barton Associates has the pleasure of working with not only dentists, but also oral surgeons and endodontists!...

    Barton Team Barton Team | March 06, 2020

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    Job Relocation: Four Ways to Get to Know Your New Community

    Starting a new locum tenens position is exciting, but can be challenging as you consider how to best transition you and your family to a new geographic locale. Whether your placement is for a couple of months or several years, here are four tips to help you and your family adjust to your new communi...

    Dr. ​Eki Abrams, MD Dr. ​Eki Abrams, MD | March 03, 2020

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    NP Scope of Practice Series: New York

    In simple terms, New York is “right down the middle” as far as restrictions go. There are some things the state is more strict on, such as prescriptive authority. Alternatively, there are things the state is nonrestrictive about such as NPs being able to join medical staffs....

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | February 27, 2020

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    PA Scope of Practice Series: Iowa

    In comparison to the scope of practice laws in other states, Iowa is less restrictive for PAs. Other than the state determining their scope of practice and not having full prescriptive authority, the PA can practice mostly independently....

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | February 25, 2020