- Medicare’s Quality Improvement Program – Information for Physiatry
Starting in 2017, CMS has instituted a Quality Payment Program (QPP) which incorporates prior PQRS/EHR programs. Under the new QPP program, all Medicare Part B clinicians are responsible to report various categories: Quality(old PQRS) Advancing Care(old EHR) Improvement Activities, and Cost(begins 2018)) as follows: -All physicians must report, whether they are solo practitioners, or employed by another entity. -Clinician must have more than $30,000 in Medicare allowed charges AND must provide care to more than 100 Medicare patients Read More . . .
- Ready, Set, Go!
It could all change in an instant! You receive a phone call from me and it's your dream job. Actually, it doesn't happen in an instant. You have or should be planning your long-term goals to determine what your dream job is. These goals help you differentiate between your dream job and all the other jobs that are of no interest to you. Don't get persuaded by promises of a million dollar job in some Read More . . .
What benefits should you expect at your job? The very basic benefits are malpractice, vacation, health insurance cost, and CME cost and travel. Malpractice and 1 week of CME to include the associated travel expense are standard. The amount of vacation and health insurance vary. I'd say the average vacation is 3 weeks. Health insurance coverage varies from providing it just for the employee to providing it in full for the family. Additional benefits include Read More . . .
- More about Farr Healthcare, Inc.
Background of Linda Farr A resident just asked me to describe Farr Healthcare, Inc. physiatry recruitment services. In a nutshell, my father was a doctor and I’ve been doing physician recruitment since I finished graduate school. I became involved in physiatry when I was hired as Director, Physician Recruitment for Continental Medical Systems, formerly the nation’s largest physical medicine and rehab provider where I recruited the Medical Directors for 60-bed rehab hospitals across the Read More . . .
- Should I Hire A Physiatrist?
There are several considerations when deciding whether to add a new physiatrist. First, are you ready financially to pay for a new doctor? Has your practice or hospital census reached the point where adding someone is financially feasible? Make sure that you have a sound reason for adding a new person. What are your goals for the new position and how do they relate to your practice's/hospital's goals? Without goals in mind, the hiring of Read More . . .
- Hiring Trends in Physiatry
The medical field has been growing in recent years. An increased demand for doctors is being met with increasing enrollment in medical programs across the country. In 2015, the number of medical students matched with an appropriate residency program hit a historic high. There were 41,334 applicants for residencies, an increase of 940 from the year before. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was one of the specialties where all of the available residency positions were filled. Read More . . .
- Finding a Job Takes Forever!
Although it seems as if when you talk with someone about a new position, you should be able to start in short order! It seems as if the process should be simple and short. Unfortunately, that's usually not the case. Just because you don't hear back for a few weeks after submitting your cv is not usually a negative indication about their interest in you. It's more a function of the variable of time available Read More . . .
- Interviewing for a Physiatrist Position? Prepare to Answer These 10 Questions
Physical medicine and rehabilitation interview questions are not always what you expect. To prepare for your physiatrist interview process, familiarize yourself with the questions you’ll likely be asked, as well as a few questions coming in from left field. Here’s a list of 10 questions and possible answers, including some common PM and R residency interview questions, as well as a few not-so-common PM and R interview questions. 1. Why Are You Interested in This Read More . . .
- Interviewing physiatrists – Ask unusual questions
When interviewing a physiatrist for a new job, it's easy to ask questions off the cuff or that you've stored away over the years for interviews. However, these questions are the kind that are always asked and that most interviewees have prepared answers to. That's why you might end up with a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor who was perfect during the interview but failed at their job. By asking these unusual questions, not only Read More . . .
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