IMLC Licensure Questions: Answers from a VISTA Licensing Manager

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 5, 2018 10:00:00 AM

For physicians who want to expand their horizons and deliver care in different areas of the country, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact can streamline the licensing process and allow you to act on locum tenens opportunities more quickly. The launch of the Compact is great news—for doctors and underserved communities alike—but it’s still fairly recent, and physicians have questions.

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Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

3 Tips for a Smoother Licensing and Credentialing Process

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When you work locum tenens, you know you need to meet licensing and credentialing requirements for each new assignment. But does paperwork get you down? If licensing and credentialing is taking away from the reasons you love your job and giving you a huge headache, we can help.

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Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

4 Reasons to Make the Southwest Your Next Locum Tenens Stomping Ground

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Aug 2, 2017 11:00:00 AM

What comes to mind when you think of the Southwestern United States? If it's desert expanse and scorching temperatures, you’re partly right—but there’s a lot more to take in. The Southwest includes Arizona and New Mexico as well as parts of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Texas. No matter where you’re from or where specifically you land, the Southwest has a lot to offer as a new escape with your next assignment as a locum tenens physician, PA or NP.

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Topics: Licensing & Credentialing, Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

Big News for Locums Physicians: Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Updates

Posted by VISTA Staffing on May 2, 2017 1:00:00 PM

You’re likely aware of the buzz around the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. But how does it work exactly, and what does it all mean for you as a locum tenens physician? If you meet the qualifications and you’re licensed in one of the eight principal states designated by the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, you can apply for a letter of qualification and be issued new licenses in any of the participating states.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Licensing & Credentialing

Licensing and Credentialing Must-Haves for Locum Tenens Clinicians

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 7, 2017 8:30:00 AM

For locum tenens physicians and advanced practice providers, licensing is part of the job. Whether just getting started with locums work or moving to a new facility, locum tenens clinicians are required to be licensed in each state they work in and credentialed at each site.

While the amount of time licensing and credentialing can take varies from state to state and site to site, keeping the right records and documents in order can go a long way in making it easier.

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Topics: VISTA, Licensing & Credentialing, Physicians

Reasons to Work a Locum Tenens Assignment in Wisconsin

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Nov 1, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Wisconsin has a lot more to offer than delicious dairy. If you’re looking for a change in scenery, here are just a few reasons to think about calling this friendly Midwestern state home for your next locum tenens assignment.

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Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

3 Licensing Tips for Locum Tenens Physicians

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Apr 12, 2016 10:15:00 AM

If you have decided to shift your career to the world of locum tenens, it’s important to understand the individual state licensing requirements to qualify for positions across the nation. This post will focus on three licensing tips for locum tenens physicians.

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Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

ALERT—Colorado medical license renewal scam

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jul 8, 2014 3:30:00 PM

Yesterday, the VISTA Staffing Solutions licensing department received notices in the mail for three of our Colorado licensed physicians from a company representing itself as “Colorado Physician Certification Services” with a postmark from Florida and a return address in California.   These notices indicate that the physicians' professional certification renewal is due and they must submit $412.00 by March 15th.  Upon investigation by Hannah Owen, VISTA Licensing Renewal Specialist, we learned that the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners did not issue these renewal notices.

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Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

URGENT – Medical Board of California – Fraud Alert

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jul 2, 2014 1:00:00 PM

 

Here’s the email copy that we received today from the Medical Board of California. We urge you to read this and take the necessary safety measures. 

The Board has been advised that several physicians in the Los Angeles area have been contacted by an individual impersonating an investigator with the Medical Board of California.  The individual asks physicians for their social security number and a credit card number, threatening cancellation of their license.

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Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

Idaho Enforces the IDACARE Profiles Database Requirements on All Physicians

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jul 1, 2014 1:03:00 PM

 

Have you moved recently or closed your practice?  Did you notify every State Medical Board where you currently hold licensure?  This small task may seem inconsequential, but left undone it could be costly.

You must always be aware of and follow state specific rules and regulations in order to practice.  One requirement is to update the board anytime you have a change of address (COA).  Additionally, many states, like Idaho require a separate physician profile be kept up to date.

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Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

About VISTA Staffing Solutions

Founded in 1990, VISTA Staffing Solutions helps hospitals, medical practices, and government agencies in the US optimize their physician staffing, ensure quality and continuity of care for patients, and maintain financial stability. A leading provider of US Locum Tenens and Permanent Physician Search Services, VISTA has over 28 years of experience providing award-winning service in the locum tenens industry.

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