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Hiring Physician Assistants
Written by Amy Jorgensen   
As your medical practice grows, you will probably be faced with the need to hire additional staff or to stop accepting new patients. Choosing the latter option may ease your problem but it will also limit your ability to generate more revenue for your practice. Plus, if you are already seeing too many patients, not adding new ones won't eliminate your current problem.

One possibility is adding a physician assistant (PA) to the medical practice. These staff members can provide a number of benefits to your practice and to your patients, but the decision to hire one needs to be made carefully.

Physician Recruiting Under Stark II
Written by Amy Jorgensen   
For many physicians, being recruited by a hospital can be an great way to grow their practice. Hospitals often provide relocation expenses, start-up funds, and income incentives to physicians in order to bring them to their area. These financial benefits can make a huge difference, particularly for new physicians. However, the Stark II laws, which were adopted in July 2004, significantly impact how these recruitments work and who will get recruited in the future.
Hiring Medical Office Staff
Written by Amy Lillard   

Ever consideredhow hiring the right office staff can affect your practice’s success?

Medical office staff 

Askmost physicians, and you will find a similar answer. Office staff iscrucial to the financial, social and cultural success of your group.

If only it were as easy as advertising or asking around. The trouble isit’s difficult to find that right person. Instead of finding the staffmember that can complete your office, an ineffective interview mayresult in the person that is bad for office dynamics and economics.

This article will discuss what you need to know before and during interviews to find that dream teammate.

Finding a Medical Office Manager
Written by Amy Lillard   

So you need someone who can organize the office. Take care of payroll, perhaps. Manage and organize benefits and claims processing. Oh, and take care of contracts, develop marketing, possess a good grasp of medicine...

These do-it-alls may sound downright mythical. But they have a firm basis in reality. Medical office managers can ensure your practice thrives. In fact, a good medical office manager can improve the practice’s efficiency, and enhance productivity.

The field is booming, and it rewards its practitioners with good salaries and career satisfaction. But from practice to practice, and between different clinics, no two managers do exactly the same job. Depending on your practice’s needs, the responsibilities assigned to your office manager can require different qualifications.

This article will take a look at common office manager duties, qualifications of an effective manager, and tips for finding your office salvation.

Plans and Packages for Physician Compensation
Written by Amy Lillard   

Understanding physician compensation models is a lot easier than it used to be. Small comfort, perhaps, for some physicians navigating the world of contracts, performance bonuses, patient loads and more. But old models used to rely on formulas that would scare anyone long-removed from calculus. They would attempt to quantify the slippery concepts of corporate citizenship, committee duty, or governance responsibilities. In short, they were a mess.

Today’s compensation models are relatively simple by comparison. They are based on typical salaries per region, or on physician surveys conducted by management organizations, like the American Medical Group Association. There is a salary or revenues, and there are potentially incentives or bonuses. The question becomes – what are these incentives? How are bonuses arranged and distributed? Are the criteria reasonable and/or attainable? How does productivity and efficiency, the new buzzwords, come into the picture? In this article we look at typical compensation packages and their components. We will also analyze the advantages and disadvantages of each system.

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Medical Careers

The US medical jobs market has stayed hot for health care providers. Whether you believe that a provider shortage is in the offing or that the ratio of physicians-to-patients is too high, physician jobs and nursing jobs abound.

A wide variety of medical jobs can be found in the netdoc health care job listings. Particular strengths include permanent and locum tenens physician jobs, nursing jobs across the US, and radiology positions.

Other resources include physician salary information, medical career guidance, and the ability to post physician jobs.


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