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How MHA Helps Hospitals Through Challenging Circumstances

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 28, 2021 9:00:00 AM

The Maine Hospital Association (MHA) is the primary advocate for community-governed hospitals located in the state with the Maine State Legislature, the U.S. Congress, and federal and state regulatory agencies. Based in Augusta, Maine, MHA formed a partnership with VISTA in 2004 to find a solution to hospital staffing shortages.

We spoke with Tamara Butts, MHA Director of Business Development and Administration, to talk about the organization and its partnership with VISTA.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Facilities & Practices, Locum Tenens Work, Locum Tenens Government

National Locum Tenens Week

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Aug 11, 2021 9:00:00 AM

2021 National Locum Tenens Week happens August 9 through August 13. Led by the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO), this year's agenda also celebrates NALTO's 20 years of operation. 

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Topics: Facilities & Practices, Locum Tenens Work

Are You Billing Locum Tenens Under The Q6 Modifier?

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Aug 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Misinformation continues to surround the use of the Q6 modifier, or the billing for services provided by a locum tenens physician, resulting in mistakes that prove costly or even detrimental to practices, as they may result in audits or further disciplinary action.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Facilities & Practices, Locum Tenens Work, HR

Expect More from your Locum Tenens Partner

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Aug 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The Numbers Don't Lie

Locum tenens can help maintain your continuity of coverage while preserving your revenue stream. 

  • 94% of healthcare facility managers hired locum tenens providers, including NPs and PAs, within the past year
  • 80% of healthcare facility managers rate locum tenens providers as worth the cost
  • 75% of healthcare facility managers use locum tenens providers during permanent search or to address turnover
  • 50% of healthcare facility recruiters' time is spent on the management and utilization of locum tenens providers while performing a permanent search
  • 10% of healthcare facility managers use locum tenens conversions to fill full-time openings

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Topics: VISTA, Locum Tenens Work, Recruiting

The Impact of Physician Shortages and How Locum Tenens Can Help

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The growing physician shortage has a huge impact on healthcare staffing, creating challenges for medical facilities. More specifically, it’s making it difficult for them to recruit and retain quality physicians to provide proper care to patients.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Physicians, Facilities & Practices, Locum Tenens Work, Recruiting

 

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About VISTA Staffing Solutions

At VISTA we’re dedicated to being our clients’ strategic workforce optimization partner. With our deep industry expertise and exclusive locums MSP technology, we help health systems, hospitals, practices, and government entities build and sustain effective workforce models that ensure patient access to care and organizational stability. Covering more than 60 specialties, we staff physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to help our clients preserve revenue and maintain profitability.