CompHealth ConnectNews, Tips, and Trends for Healthcare Professionals

Video: Balancing Locum Tenens with Family Life

There was a time when the the majority of locum tenens docs were older physicians, nearing the end of their career. But times have changed. Today, physicians of all ages and career phases use locum tenens to find more balance in their lives. Read more

5 Ways to Fill Your NP and PA Positions Faster

The need for NPs and PAs is so vast that finding one to fill an open position is becoming an exceedingly long and difficult process for facilities. But a lengthy hiring process can leave a facility at a competitive disadvantage, which in turn leaves its patients and bottom line at a loss. Read more

What PAs are Asking at AAPA Conference 2015

For me, it’s very rewarding to discuss career options with student members of AAPA. Helping future PAs, as well as experienced colleagues, find the right job is truly exciting. And sharing CompHealth’s tips for resume writing and interview preparation is an added bonus! Read more

Three Places Physicians Should Have an Online Presence

Thirty-five percent of employers say they’re less likely to interview a job candidate if they can’t find any information about him online. Having an online presence allows patients to find your practice more easily and helps you connect with colleagues. Here are a few sites that can help you build a professional profile. Read more

Entry-Level Therapy Jobs: Where Are They and How Much Do They Pay?

Whether you’re an occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist or physical therapist, getting a job right after graduating may seem daunting, especially if you’re not sure where you’d like to settle down or how much money you can expect to make as an entry-level therapist. Fortunately, CompHealth can do the work for you — and help you earn more. Read more

Save Time and Money with Value Stream Mapping

Value stream mapping is a time-tested approach to streamlining a process, whether it’s credentialing a physician, onboarding new staff member, or just speeding up your morning routine. When applied correctly, value stream mapping can help you reduce time, save money, and make your life easier. Read more

Join Us at the AAPA Conference in San Francisco

The annual American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) conference is an opportunity for PAs to earn up to 40 hours of CME credit, test the latest in medical technology and learn from some of the leading minds in medicine. Read more

How Age Affects Doctors’ Job Choices

Every physician is looking for something different in a job. Though individual preference plays the largest role, a doctor’s age can be a factor in what he or she wants in a position. Read more

My Locum Tenens Experience: Using Part-Time Assignments to Improve a Full-Time Job

Dr. Thieszen discovered that working part-time assignments also improved his full-time job, giving him more options to pursue the career he wants rather than feeling trapped in a position he doesn’t. Read more

NPs and PAs: Achieving Higher Quality…and Higher Pay

New financial incentives, called the physician value-based modifier (VBM), allow the federal government to boost or lower the amount it reimburses physicians and eligible providers — including physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) — based on how they score on quality measures and how much their patients cost Medicare. Read more