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2016 Compensation Survey Results Are Here
LocumTenens.com's annual Compensation and Employment Survey results are in. See how much physicians in your specialty are earning on average. Also, check out the Your Voice Matters section to see how physicians feel about access to mental healthcare services and how it can be improved.
See how your income compares to other hospitalists’.
Hospitalists Will Soon Have Their Own Billing Codes
Hospital Medicine has finally been recognized as its own specialty by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS has announced that a dedicated specialty billing code will be available for hospitalists soon, possibly by the end of the year. This will be a huge benefit for hospitalists as they will start being reimbursed more fairly for quality-based care.
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Are You Concerned About America’s Opioid Epidemic?
People between the ages of 45 and 64 accounted for more than 40 percent of fatalities from drug overdoses in 2013 and 2014, according to the CDC. In the wake of Prince’s death, which many speculate might have been due to pain medication, more people are talking about opioid addiction in adults. Both patients and physicians should be receiving more education about the risks of pain medication.
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