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Credentialing for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners – Navigating the Rules

Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are found in every medical specialty and in every health care setting. When you incorporate a PA or NP into your team and utilize them effectively, your practice will accommodate more patients. Read more

VIDEO: Taking the Headache Out of Physician Credentialing

Physician credentialing is an intricate and time-consuming process. Dr. Norman Baron loves the benefit of working locum tenens because his credentialing is handled by CompHealth. Read more

Continuing Education Resources for Healthcare Providers

Growing your medical knowledge and skills is critical to staying at the top of your field. Continuing your professional development keeps you up-to-date on medical advances, new technologies and changes in delivery of patient care. Here's a list of where to turn for CE credits. Read more

Foreign Medical Residents: Advantages and Disadvantages of the H-1B Visa

Prior to beginning residency, these doctors have two different visa status options: J-1 or H-1B. Both choices have advantages and disadvantages. A physician should carefully consider each option, as they may greatly affect opportunities upon completion of residency. Read more

DEA Registration, Transfer, and Office Locations

Every physician who dispenses drugs needs to be registered with the DEA. But what about locum tenens physicians? CompHealth encourages physicians to transfer DEAs to the state of their assignment. Read more

Getting Your First Medical License

Attaining your first medical license can be a daunting task. If you start the process with a clear understanding of what documents you must include, the process can be much easier. Use the following list to determine what documents you will need to procure your medical license. Read more

Speeding Up Your State License

The road to a new state license can be hard to navigate. Detours caused by confusing paperwork and missing information and the toll of gathering material from several sources contribute to the difficulty. Planning ahead makes it easier to find your way. Read more

Applying for a National Provider Indentifier Number

The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique, government-issued, standard identification number for individual healthcare providers and provider organizations like clinics, hospitals, schools, and group practices. You will need one prior to submitting claims or conducting other transactions specified by HIPAA. Read more

Obtaining DEA Registration

Every physician who administers, prescribes, or dispenses any controlled substance must be registered with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). When you complete your training, you must obtain your own individual DEA registration. You will also need your own registration if you moonlight while still a resident. Read more

Life After Residency: A Guide to Malpractice Insurance [VIDEO]

Did you know that some Physicians opt not to have insurance? T Dr. Koushik Shaw, outlines the reasons to consider malpractice insurance. He suggests that tort reform has reduced frivolous lawsuits and lowered malpractice premiums, making this a great time to get insured. Read more