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  • PA State Laws - Interactive Map

    Published: May 17, 2018

    This interactive guide offers a snapshot of each state's licensing requirements and guidelines. ...

  • PA Scope of Practice Laws

    Published: Sep 13, 2017

    Interactive PA Scope of Practice Law Guide All PAs must practice with a collaborating physician; however, state laws dictate the extent of that relationship. This interactive guide provides an overview of PA scope of practice la...

  • When to Hire a Psychiatrist vs. a Clinical Psychologist for Your Facility [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: Sep 18, 2017

    Do you know the difference? Comparing the backgrounds and skill sets offered by each of these highly trained provider types will help you decide which will best meet the needs of your hospital, practice, or company. Want to read more from...

  • Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Laws

    Published: Sep 08, 2017

    Interactive Nurse Practitioner (NP) Scope of Practice Law Guide Nurse practitioner (NP) scope of practice laws vary from state to state. Barton Associates understands these laws may have an effect on the locum tenens nurse pract...

  • Get the Facts: The Physician Shortage

    Published: Feb 21, 2017

    Chances are, your organization has already felt the pinch of the ongoing physician shortage. And if it hasn’t, it will.  As demand for healthcare services increases across the United States, hospitals and other facilities will find it eve...

  • Test Your HIPAA Compliance Knowledge [Quiz]

    Published: Feb 10, 2017

    When HIPAA was signed into law in August 1996, its goals were twofold: to streamline healthcare delivery and to increase the number of Americans with health insurance coverage. The HIPAA privacy rule was enacted in response to issues concerni...

  • Is Locum Tenens Right for You? [Quiz]

    Published: Nov 23, 2016

    A career in locum tenens attracts a diverse group of healthcare professionals interested in the many benefits the locum lifestyle can bring. Some locums are new graduates looking to gain wide-ranging experience in different clinical settings. O...

  • What Is Locum Tenens?

    Published: Nov 21, 2016

    If you’re a physician, NP, PA, or dentist, you know how difficult a career in healthcare can be. Long hours, school loans, and high patient loads are just a fraction of what you have to deal with. As a result, many healthcare professionals look...

  • Hiring With Locum Tenens

    Published: Nov 21, 2016

    For those not fluent in Latin, “locum tenens” translates to “place holder.” In the medical world, it simply refers to providers who take on short-term jobs to fill gaps created by staffing shortages at hospitals, private practices, and organiza...

  • 5 Myths About Locum Tenens

    Published: Nov 21, 2016

    The locum tenens lifestyle offers independence and flexibility, yet we still hear from clinicians who aren’t sure if it’s right for them. It’s time to clear the air! Here are some of the biggest misconceptions around locum tenens: 1. “Locum ...

  • 5 Perks of Having a Corporate Clinic

    Published: Nov 21, 2016

    With healthcare costs expected to grow almost 7 percent through 2017, employers are trying to figure out how to manage this financially while still providing quality care for their employees.  The good news is, companies that use on-site ...

  • Interesting Facts About the Modern Nurse Practitioner Graduate

    Published: Nov 21, 2016

    In January 2014, the Affordable Care Act extended health insurance to an estimated 30 million previously uninsured Americans. As a result, the need for healthcare providers has skyrocketed! But there’s good news. Nurse practitioners are finis...

  • Healthcare Workforce by State

    Published: Oct 25, 2016

    The physician, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner workforce is not evenly distributed throughout the country. With that in mind, Barton Associates created the Healthcare Workforce by State tool to give users the ability to view and com...

  • Healthcare Hiring: Where and When It’s Hot

    Published: Oct 25, 2016

    Work Wherever and Whenever! Barton Associates recently conducted an anonymous poll of healthcare professionals currently working locum tenens assignments.  In the survey, it was clear that being able to travel and work in new p...

  • State Physician Licensing Guide

    Published: Oct 25, 2016

    Interactive Licensing Guide Licensing requirements for physicians vary from state to state. Because of this, we’ve put together a handy interactive guide that offers a snapshot of each state’s guidelines. For more detailed information, pleas...

  • Interesting Facts About the Modern Physician Assistant Graduate

    Published: Nov 21, 2016

    In January 2014, the Affordable Care Act extended health insurance to an estimated 30 million previously uninsured Americans. As a result, the need for healthcare providers has skyrocketed! But there’s good news. Physician assistants are fini...

  • Billing for Locum Tenens Services

    Published: Nov 30, 2016

    If you are looking into using a locum tenens staffing company such as Barton Associates for temporary physician, dentist, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner staffing support, obtaining a return on your investment is likel...

  • Your Ultimate Guide to Going Locum Tenens For Physicians

    Published: Dec 23, 2016

    Are you ready to jump-start your healthcare career as a locum tenens provider? In this guide, we’ll lay out what you can expect from the locum lifestyle. You will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, such as: ...

  • Free Download: Locum Tenens Tax Guide

    Published: Dec 23, 2016

    One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from providers interested in locum tenens work concerns the tax implications of being an independent contractor. Here are a few basics to get you started: Locum tenens healthcare providers ...

  • Guide to the Physician Shortage

    Published: Feb 14, 2017

    The United States faces a shortage of more than 90,000 physicians by 2020 — a number that will grow to more than 130,000 by 2025. Chances are, your organization has already felt the effects of the physician shortage — and if it hasn’t, it will...

  • The Future of Healthcare: Winning With a Flexible Locum Tenens Workforce

    Published: Mar 02, 2017

    Since the Affordable Care Act, healthcare facilities have been thinking about talent differently. Higher patient loads, new technologies, and changing patient preferences have compelled hospitals, private practices...

  • Ultimate Guide to Locum Tenens Staffing

    Published: Apr 12, 2017

    In "Your Ultimate Guide to Locum Tenens Staffing," we lay out what you can expect when you add locum tenens physicians and advanced-practice clinicians to your facility's workforce. You will find answers to some of the most frequently asked que...

  • Helpful Tools, Resources, and Career Advice for Physician Assistants

    Published: Apr 14, 2017

    Whether you're a looking to pursue a permanent career as a physician assistant or are interested in locum tenens as a full-time career, you probably have some questions. And we expect you to. For that reason, we assembled some of the most usefu...

  • Helpful Tools, Resources, and Career Advice for Nurse Practitioners

    Published: May 09, 2017

    Whether you're a looking to pursue a permanent career as a nurse practitioner or are interested in locum tenens as a full-time career, you probably have some questions. And we expect you to. For that reason, we assembled some of the most useful...

  • Helpful Tools, Resources, and Career Advice for Physicians

    Published: May 09, 2017

    Whether you're a looking to pursue a permanent career as a physician or are interested in locum tenens as a full-time career, you probably have some questions. And we expect you to. For that reason, we assembled some of the most useful articles...

  • Billing for Locum Tenens Services

    Published: May 15, 2017

    If you are looking into using a locum tenens staffing company such as Barton Associates for temporary physician, dentist, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner staffing support, obtaining a return on your investment is likely one of your p...

  • Helpful Tools, Resources, and Advice for Our Clients

    Published: May 23, 2017

    Whether you're looking to hire your first locum or you use them frequently at your facility, you probably have some questions. And we expect you to. For that reason, we assembled some of the most useful articles, infographics, and videos in one...

  • Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) Qualification Quiz

    Published: Sep 08, 2017

    Currently, there are 16 states that can be declared as a physician's State of Primary Licensure and can issue Letters of Qualification (LOQ): Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshi...

  • Helpful Tools, Resources, and Career Advice for New Graduates

    Published: Mar 19, 2018

    Navigating your job search as a newly minted graduate in the healthcare field can seem daunting. We get it. For that reason, we assembled some of the most useful articles and blog posts in one easy-to-navigate location to help answer any questi...

  • The Psychiatrist's Ultimate Guide to Going Locum

    Published: May 08, 2018

    Are you ready to jump-start your healthcare career as a locum tenens psychiatrist?  In this guide, we’ll lay out what you can expect from the locum lifestyle. You will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, such as: W...

  • Ultimate Guide to Locum Tenens Staffing for the Physician Shortage

    Published: Sep 24, 2018

    In "Your Ultimate Guide to Locum Tenens Staffing for the Physician Shortage," we lay out what you can expect when you add locum tenens physicians and advanced-practice clinicians to your facility's workforce. You will find answers to some of t...

  • Helpful Tools, Resources, and Career Advice for Physician Residents

    Published: Oct 16, 2018

  • Helpful Tools, Resources, and Career Advice for NP Residents

    Published: Oct 16, 2018

  • Helpful Tools, Resources, and Career Advice for PA Residents

    Published: Oct 17, 2018

  • Updated: Can a PA Do That? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: Oct 11, 2018

    In anticipation of PA Week 2018, the Barton team updated one of our popular infographics. Can a PA meet the requirements of your open position? Read our infographic to find out....

  • Real Locum Stories: On Location With Heather D., PA [VIDEO]

    Published: Oct 11, 2018

    This PA Week, we were excited for the opportunity to sit down with one of Barton’s very own locum tenens PAs, Heather D., to learn more about her unique story....

  • How Locum Tenens Fulfills 5 Top Desires for Retirement

    Published: Sep 24, 2018

    A 2017 survey by the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America identified five common themes almost all Americans look for in retirement. Here's how locum tenens can be a contributing factor for each of these elements....

  • How to Bridge Your Staffing Gap With Locum Tenens [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: Sep 25, 2018

    When weighing your options on a long-term basis, locum tenens staffing solutions become more than a stopgap solution. Could a locum save you time and money in ways a permanent provider can't? We lay out the facts in our new infographic....

  • Maximize Your Role in Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: Apr 12, 2018

    Providers have been called upon to help close a treatment gap that leaves the majority of addiction sufferers untreated every year. In our new infographic, we explore facts and figures behind the American addiction epidemic, what you can do to ...

  • When to Hire an DO vs. an MD for Your Facility [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: Mar 22, 2018

    This National Doctors’ Day, we want to make it easy for you to not only hire a doctor, but find the best possible candidate for your open position. Do you know what varies between MDs and DOs? Check out our infographic below! ...

  • Happy National Doctors’ Day! Thank You From Barton Associates [VIDEO]

    Published: Mar 22, 2018

    Happy National Doctors’ Day! This year, we’re honoring physicians and expressing our gratitude for everything you do to keep our strained healthcare system moving. Check out our newest video to learn why our team is so grateful....

  • Busting the Top 4 Locum Tenens Myths [VIDEO]

    Published: Mar 21, 2018

    Barton Associates’ senior manager of sales and recruitment, Dave L., discusses myths surrounding the unpredictability of locum tenens, paperwork, your CV, and the reasons facilities use locums. It’s time to separate fact from fiction. Check out...

  • [Webinar] Locum Tenens Taxes and Tax Reform

    Published: Mar 14, 2018

    Barton Associates’ locum tenens tax guide author and healthcare tax expert Andrew D. Schwartz, CPA, addressed locum tenens tax questions and the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in our recent webinar. Watch it here!...

  • What Is Locum Tenens? A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Facilities

    Published: Mar 06, 2018

    If you’re searching for terms like “what is locum tenens,” there’s a chance you’re facing a temporary staffing shortage or will face one soon. Considering today’s healthcare landscape, it’s fair to say you aren’t alone in your concern. Let’s ta...

  • Locum Tenens for Dentists [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: Feb 19, 2018

    No matter where you’re at in your dental career, locum tenens could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for to renew or heighten your passion for dentistry. View our latest infographic to learn more about locum tenens for dentists....

  • NPs and the Future: What’s the Next Big Challenge Facing Nurse Practitioners? [VIDEO]

    Published: Feb 08, 2018

    During National Nurse Practitioner Week, which took place November 12-18, 2017, we surveyed NPs regarding the next big challenge their profession would have to face. The responses blew us away, so we brought in some of our recruiters and accoun...

  • Can a CRNA Do That? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Published: Jan 15, 2018

    This CRNA Week, we decided to explore a commonly asked question in the world of anesthesiology: What’s the difference between a CRNA and an anesthesiologist? Check out our newest infographic for an in-depth comparison!...

  • Mark V., CRNA, Talks Locum Tenens With His Barton Recruiter [VIDEO]

    Published: Jan 12, 2018

    In honor of National CRNA Week, we invited Mark V., one of our top locum tenens CRNAs, to our Peabody office — and helped him meet his Barton recruiter for the first time! Check out their full conversation in our new video....

  • ZDoggMD and Barton Talk Burnout: Join Us! [VIDEO]

    Published: Nov 29, 2017

    We’ve partnered with Dr. Zubin Damania, also known as ZDoggMD, for his latest episode of “The Incident Report.” Check it out, and let's beat professional burnout in healthcare together....

  • Happy NP Week! NPs of the Past, Present, and Future Speak Out [VIDEO]

    Published: Nov 08, 2017

    In our new NP Week video, these professionals let us know what they’re most proud of and what they’re most looking forward to. Check it out!...

  • Happy PA Day! PAs of the Past, Present, and Future Speak Out [VIDEO]

    Published: Oct 05, 2017

    In our new PA Day video, three PAs and a PA student let us know what they’re most proud of and what they’re most looking forward to. Check it out!...

  • 7 Reasons to Work With a Locum Tenens Agency Instead of a Medical Group

    Published: Aug 21, 2017

    A career is long and full of options and opportunities. A big choice for clinicians is whether to work with an agency or a medical group. Most clinicians work with both by the time they retire, and this article focuses on the perks of working w...

  • Billing for Locum Tenens Services

    Published: Nov 03, 2016

    When you understand how to properly bill for locum tenens services, you’ll find that locum tenens staffing is an effective way to generate revenue while ensuring patient access and continuity of care. The locum’s role and the duration of the as...