Is it time to take on a Nurse Practitioner?

Posted by Continuum on Sep 25, 2018 1:09:00 PM

Greater access to quality care and lower costs are strong incentives

According to a recent report by the Association of Medical Colleges, we are in the calm before the proverbial storm relating to physician demand. The report states that the need for physicians will increase due to an aging population; however, the physician supply is expected to decrease. The projected physician shortfall will range from 40,800 to 104,900 by 2030. As if the strain of an older population wasn’t enough, the survey also projects ''more than one-third of all currently active physicians will be 65 or older within the next decade.”¹ That means a lot of doctors that are practicing medicine now will be retired in the next ten years. Some areas that are already feeling the strain are hiring Nurse Practitioners to fill in the gaps.

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Topics: top of licensure, nurse practitioners, practice management, physician burnout

Top 10 Steps for Proper Succession Planning

Posted by Continuum on Jul 10, 2018 11:43:00 AM

Retirement may be years away, but as an independent physician, there are many succession-related issues that need your consideration—and they shouldn’t be put on the back burner.

First, who will be your replacement? Will you select a successor from the talent within your practice or medical group, or will you undergo a search for an external successor? How and when will the transition occur? Finally, what steps will be taken to provide stability for your employees, patients, and referring physicians?

To ensure a successful transition, practices should develop succession plans for all leading physicians. Follow these 10 steps to formulate a strong plan for your practice.

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Topics: physicians, practice management

Unions Adopt New Self-Funded Healthcare Models

Posted by Continuum on Oct 3, 2014 9:41:00 AM

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Topics: Self-Funded Insurance, population health management, Taft-Hartley, ambulatory care, practice management

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