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Quality: Making the case for locum tenens physicians

Did you know that as a locum tenens physician you contribute to value-based purchasing efforts? Here’s a case for how locum tenens physicians can be a driver for increased patient satisfaction. As you may know the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is in its first years of implementing its value-based-purchasing program. Among other quality improvements, the program rewards hospitals for increasing patient satisfaction. Locum tenens physicians can help supplement staff shortages, reducing wait times and turnaround times. Hiring locum tenens physicians can also help reduce burnout in permanent staff, leading to better bedside manner.

Take a look at our case study on using locum tenens to boost patient satisfaction. Pass it along to your contacts at hospitals and clinics, and stand proud knowing you contribute to quality.

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Specialty Spotlight
Study: Hospital-based Care Transition May be BetterSpecialty Spotlight

A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine concludes that hospital-based care transition programs may have better outcomes than community-based transition programs. The study reviewed outcomes for stroke patients who received transitional care in a variety of programs. Study authors caution that further study is needed of alternative transitional care programs.

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Poll
Who has the better healthcare plan?

Election day is upon us, and the race is extremely close. Who do you think has the better plan for healthcare?


In The News
Listen to Season Three of Your Career in Healthcare on XM Radio

Shane Jackson, president of LocumTenens.com, co-hosts the third season of Your Career in Healthcare, broadcast on XM Satellite Radio channel 160, ReachMD.com and the MedicalRadio iPhone App. The show provides resources, expertise and advice on a wide spectrum of topics related to careers in healthcare.

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Nominate a Top Facility for Locum Tenens Work, Win $500

At LocumTenens.com, our mission is to offer you the best assignments at the best facilities. No one knows what makes a facility "the best" better than you. Nominate your top three favorite facilities for locum tenens work. The winning facility will get $1,000 toward the charity of their choice, and the nominator will win a $500 American Express gift card.

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