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Tools and Resources for Locum Tenens

  • Surviving the Physician Shortage [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Chances are, your organization is already feeling the effects of the physician shortage. If it’s not, it will. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, 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...

  • Can a Physician Assistant Do That? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Should you consider hiring a physician assistant (PA) to fill an opening at your hospital, practice, or organization? The answer is yes, definitely! Certified PAs can practice medicine in every specialty and clinical setting, taking care of everything from routine medical services to intricate proce...

  • Can a Nurse Practitioner Do That? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Think you need to hire a physician to fill an opening at your hospital, practice, or organization? Not necessarily: A nurse practitioner (NP) may be able to get the job done, says Tay Kopanos, DNP, NP, the Vice President of State Government Affairs for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners...

  • Ultimate Guide to Locum Tenens Staffing

    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 questions, all designed to show you why bringing on locu...

  • Billing for Locum Tenens Services

    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 primary concerns. ...

  • Helpful Tools, Resources, and Advice for Physician Assistants

    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 useful articles, infographics, and videos in one easy-to-navi...

  • Your Ultimate Guide to Going Locum Tenens

    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: What exactly is locu...

  • Tax Guide for Locum Tenens Providers

    One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from providers interested in locum tenens work is about the tax implications of being an independent contractor. Locum tenens healthcare providers are considered independent contractors. An independent contr...

  • Guide to the Physician Shortage

    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. As demand for...

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

    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, and organizations to access talent in ways that&n...

  • Helpful Tools, Resources, and Advice for Nurse Practitioners

    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 articles, infographics, and videos in one easy-to-navig...

  • Helpful Tools, Resources, and Advice for Physicians

    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, infographics, and videos in one easy-to-navigate locat...

  • Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) Qualification Quiz

    Eight states are currently participating the new Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC), with another 10 on the horizon. This means getting simultaneously licensed in these states is now quick and easy, and Barton Associates’ licensing and credentialing team is here and ready to help with every...

  • Test Your HIPAA Compliance Knowledge [Quiz]

    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 concerning the electronic transmission of patient health informa...

  • Is Locum Tenens Right for You? [Quiz]

    A career in locum tenens attracts a diverse group of healthcare professionals interested in the raft of benefits the locum lifestyle can bring. Some locums are new graduates looking to gain wide-ranging experience in different clinical settings. Others are drawn to locum tenens work because it means...

  • Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Laws

    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 practitioners we place throughout the United States, and so we put together ...

  • Healthcare Workforce by State

    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 compare healthcare workforce numbers for each of the 50 sta...

  • PA Scope of Practice Laws

    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 laws by state with regard to the Six Key Elements of a Modern PA Practice...

  • Healthcare Hiring: Where and When It’s Hot

    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 places was their favorite perk of working locum tenens. So, we thought w...

  • State Physician Licensing Guide

    Interactive Physician Scope of Practice Law Guide Physician scope of practice laws vary from state to state. Because of this, we’ve put together a handy interactive guide that offers a snapshot of each state’s laws. For more information on specific requirements, please review the individual state’s...

Videos

  • Get the Facts: The Physician Shortage

    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 even more difficult to attract and retain quality physici...

  • What Is Locum Tenens?

    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 to locum tenens as an option for their next career move...

  • Hiring With Locum Tenens

    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 organizations. Partnering with a locum tenens company gives you...

  • 5 Myths About Locum Tenens

    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 tenens is a last-resort option.” FALSE! Locum ...

  • 5 Perks of Having a Corporate Clinic

    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 clinics can be completely isolated from outside trends in hea...

  • Interesting Facts About the Modern Nurse Practitioner Graduate

    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 finishing graduate school in record numbers, and thanks to ri...

  • Interesting Facts About the Modern Physician Assistant Graduate

    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 finishing graduate school in record numbers, and thanks to...