Mileage Reimbursement for locum tenens physicians? Not a good idea.

Locum tenens physicians sometimes ask for mileage reimbursement for assignments in which they drive their own vehicles. Here are 3 reasons this is a bad idea.    1.  Locum Tenens physicians operate as independent contractors (ICs), not employees.  Traditionally, mileage reimbursement plans offer the Federal standard mileage rate reimbursement for travel to and from the job

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What is a “Freelance Physician”?

The business of staffing healthcare providers into temporary positions, a.k.a. “locum tenens”, has changed very little in the past several decades.  To be clear, I do mean “business”, because that’s the only context in which the phrase “locum tenens” can be used.  For example, a temporary physician sent on an assignment by an agency is

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Locum Tenens and Healthcare Contingent Workforce Management: An Innovator’s Dilemma (Part 1)

by Andrew Karpie,- December 2, 2015 8:28 AM | After a long period of business as usual, the entire healthcare industry has begun to change dramatically. In this two-part series, we examine some of the changes occurring in the temporary physician contingent workforce segment (locum tenens) and what may lie ahead. We do this through

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Will Vendor Management Systems (VMS) prove successful in temporary physician staffing markets?

That depends on how you define success.  Indeed, VMS has seen huge success in certain labor markets in the past decade, and now recently penetrating the high demand, high-talent, low-supply segments like temporary physician staffing.  Having spent nearly 10 years working as a locum tenens physician and the last 5 owning my own version of

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