Affordable Health Care Ruling May Increase Demand at Practices
In light of The Supreme Court ruling on healthcare, we’ve prepared a fact sheet about the Accountable Care Act’s main provisions.
The ruling by the United States Supreme Court that the healthcare law (the Affordable Care Act, ) is constitutional removes some uncertainty in the healthcare industry. However, the Supreme Court created new uncertainty by ruling that the Medicaid expansion is unconstitutional as written. The Court said that the Federal government can’t force states to expand Medicaid eligibility, but it can create a voluntary program with matching funds.
In the immediate future, the ACA is likely to create demand for services in medical practices nationwide. We anticipate coverage needs for Advanced Practice Providers to increase as a result of this increased demand.
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David McAnally to Address MAPRA
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David McAnally, CPC to Address the Mid-Atlantic Physician Recruiter Alliance Inc. (MAPRA) May 16-17 in Baltimore
Alpharetta, GA – David McAnally, CPC, Vice President at AdvancedPractice.com, a firm dedicated to matching employers with highly-qualified Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), will address the 2012 MAPRA conference on May 16, 2012 at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards. He will share the results of the AdvancedPractice.com survey of APPs which provides insights into how Advanced Practice Providers view their changing role within the healthcare system.
AdvancedPractice.com commissioned the survey of 880 Providers in December, 2011 -- asking them to share their annual compensation and their reasons for recent or planned job. The complete survey report is available on the AdvancedPractice.com website: www.advancedpractice.com.
McAnally will address the growing role of the APPs as more and more healthcare services delivery models point to ‘collaborative’ or ‘team’ approaches in healthcare – approaches involving many disciplines – beyond MDs.
Non MAPRA members can attend the conference. Registration information can be found at: http://www.maprainc.org/
AdvancedPractice.com is a healthcare recruitment agency specifically addressing the locum tenens (contract) staffing of Advanced Practice Providers. AdvancedPractice.com is dedicated to serving its client medical companies by electronically matching unique and diverse employer needs with highly-qualified practitioners while still retaining a high-touch approach to both client and provider relations. AdvancedPractice.com is dedicated to process simplification through technology – reducing the time to hire and fostering a new model of outsourced employee retention.
AdvancedPractice.com Releases Compensation Survey
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AdvancedPractice.com Releases Advanced Practice Health Care Provider Compensation Survey
Alpharetta, GA -- In late 2011 AdvancedPractice.com, a firm dedicated to matching great employers with highly-qualified Advanced Practice Providers for locum tenens (contract) employment, commissioned a survey of 880 Providers -- asking them to share their annual compensation, their outlooks on their role within medical care in the U.S.; and their reasons for recent or planned job changes in a market that remains strong for this professional group.
Some highlights of the just-released findings from the study include:
- 72 percent of APPs say they are currently 'Satisfied' or 'Very Satisfied' with their current responsibilities within their jobs.
- 56 percent see APPs as 'gaining more responsibility within the delivery of patient care'.
- Among those who see APPs gaining more responsibility, only 24 percent believe that 'compensation is keeping pace' with their increased responsibilities.
The complete survey report is available on the AdvancedPractice.com website: www.advancedpractice.com
With the economics of U.S. Healthcare delivery changing, the role of Advanced Practice Providers (Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Nurse-Midwives and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) within that service model is increasing. AdvancedPractice.com, with its focus on this employment category, will also be participating in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (AANP) and American Academy of Physicians Assistants (AAPA) national conferences later this year in support of these providers.
AdvancedPractice.com is a healthcare recruitment agency specifically addressing the locum tenens (contract) staffing of Advanced Practice Providers. AdvancedPractice.com is dedicated to serving our client medical companies by electronically matching unique and diverse employer needs with highly-qualified practitioners while still retaining a high-touch approach to both client and provider relations. AdvancedPractice.com is dedicated to process simplification through technology – reducing the time to hire and fostering a new model of outsourced employee retention.
January 11, 2012
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Texas Hospital Association Endorses AdvancedPractice.com as Provider of Contract Staffing of Midlevel Medical Providers
ATLANTA – The Texas Hospital Association (THA) and its marketing subsidiary, HealthSHARE, announce the addition of national staffing company AdvancedPractice.com as their exclusive vendor for contract (locum tenens) staffing of Advanced Practice Practitioners (APPs) – sometimes referred to as Midlevel Providers.
“AdvancedPractice.com brings a unique focus on the APP temporary and temp-to-perm contract staffing practice,” said Jim Dixon, president/chief executive officer of HealthSHARE. “As the role of Nurse Practitioners (NP), Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), Physician Assistants (PA), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) and Nurse Midwives (CNM) continue to expand within many medical practices, we anticipate our members benefitting greatly for the unique service model created by AdvancedPractice.com.”
AdvancedPractice.com was chosen after successfully passing THA’s rigorous selection process. “Gaining the THA-endorsed company status is not an easy undertaking for any company. Like other THA-endorsed companies, AdvancedPractice.com underwent an extensive multi-level due diligence process to garner this prestigious designation, achieved by only the best of breed businesses in their areas of expertise,” said Dixon.
“We are very proud to enter into this collaborative relationship with THA. Our exclusive focus on advanced practitioner staffing uniquely positions us to staff all THA hospitals’ needs for Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Nurses,” said Susan Mesa, president of AdvancedPractice.com. “THA is an industry leader in its approach and vision to provide quality, compassionate, affordable health care access to all Texans. Additionally, the association’s respect for, and protection of, the patient/provider relationship aligns with our organization’s ‘others first’ philosophy.”
AdvancedPractice.com will be among the featured vendors at the THA Annual Conference and Expo, Feb. 1-2, 2012 at the Austin Convention Center, booth #203. THA members are invited to drop by to meet senior leadership and learn more about services offered by AdvancedPractice.com and register for one of several iPad giveaways.
About the Texas Hospital Association
Founded in 1930, the Texas Hospital Association is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state’s hospitals and health care systems. Based in Austin, THA enhances its members’ abilities to improve accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents more than 85 percent of the state’s acute-care hospitals and health care systems, which employ some 365,000 health care professionals statewide. Learn more about THA at www.tha.org or follow THA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/texashospitals.
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Debra Forrester (678) 690-8206
As many of you know, Jackson Healthcare has conducted extensive research on defensive medicine since 2009. We are now working hard to reduce its negative impact on patients, physicians and healthcare costs.
Yesterday, we issued a press release announcing a new organization, called Patients for Fair Compensation. I’ve attached this release for your information.
This organization seeks to support policy prescriptions that will:
- Reduce the incidence of unnecessary tests and procedures ordered by health care providers to protect themselves from potential lawsuits
- Eliminate both the personal financial liability of physicians and the litigation process
- Improve the quality of patient care, while expediting the patient complaints and compensation system
We will continue to keep you updated on our progress and activities.
President and CEO, Jackson Healthcare (parent company of AdvancedPractice.com)
Jackson Healthcare Press Releases
Patients for Fair Compensation Website Launched
Founder of Jackson Healthcare (parent company of AdvancedPractice.com) spearheads the legislation in Florida and George.
A New Normal: A Tribute to Freeman Health System and Its Associates
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The city of Joplin, Missouri experienced much devastation after tornadoes hit the region earlier in 2011. Joplin’s Freeman Health System stepped up to the plate, after neighboring hospital, St. John’s Regional Medical Center was struck down.
Freeman Health System is a client AdvancedPractice.com's parent company Jackson Healthcare. Although the national media covered and followed the disaster, we felt that Freeman wasn’t recognized for its gallant efforts.
Freeman put their community first before their own personal needs, which is a gesture in alignment with Jackson Healthcare’s Core Value of putting “Others First.”
We recognized that Freeman’s employees went the extra mile and therefore the Jackson Healthcare family of companies collected $10,000 to contribute to the Freeman Employee Relief Fund. The following Jackson companies donated to this cause: Jackson & Coker, Jackson Nurse Professionals, Jackson Surgical Assistants, Jackson Therapy Partners, LocumTenens.com Premier Anesthesia and AdvancedPractice.com.
We hope that you will take a few minutes to view this video that truly highlights the courageous efforts of the staff at Freeman Health Center.