Credentialing and Legal Tips

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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

Seven States Now Offering Expedited Medical Licensure To Qualified Physicians (UPDATED)

On April 6, 2017 the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission began processing applications for expedited licensure in some states. This makes the process for obtaining a medical license in these states simpler if you already hold your primary license in one of the participating states. Read more

Credentialing And Onboarding Go Hand In Hand

Credentialing serves as part of the onboarding process by helping physicians feel a facility has not only the interests of the patients in mind, but also the interests of the physician. Read more

Getting A Head Start On Your State Medical License

State medical licenses can be difficult to obtain. The following tips will help make obtaining state medical licenses faster and easier. Read more

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