As seen in Becker’s Hospital CFO: Written by Allyson Schiff, VP of Operations for Newport Credentialing Solutions
The demand for locum tenens physicians has increased significantly over the past several years. Today, they are helping to meet temporary physician staffing needs in hospitals, group practices and clinics around the country.
In addition to being able to fill in for regular physicians when needed, there are plenty of other benefits associated with using locum tenens physicians. For example, significant cost savings can be achieved by not having to employ additional full time physicians, while administrative functions, like malpractice coverage,become the responsibility of the locum tenens group. While the benefits of utilizing locum tenens physicians are plenty, when not managed properly, there are also some risks including the potential for lost revenue…
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Becker’s Hospital CFO is the original producer of this publication.