Locum Tenens Information for Employers
Thank you for considering Mint Physician Staffing for your locum tenens (temporary staffing) and permanent placement needs. Mint Physician Staffing is proud to offer qualified Board Certified and Board Eligible physicians, certified mid level practitioners and licensed personnel across the U.S. whom will meet your staffing criteria. Mint was one of the first 5 agencies to be certified for Locum Tenens staffing by The Joint Commission. We do all credentialing in-house and provide A rated medical malpractice insurance with tail coverage. See our list of physician specialties.
Why use locum tenens providers?
The benefits of using Mint Physician Staffing usually fall into either the category of revenue/profit maximization or risk management. In most instances locum tenens physicians more than pay for themselves in terms of professional service revenue (physician billing) and inpatient and outpatient revenue generated for their affiliate hospital. For example, according to the MGMA Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2012 Report based on 2011 data, a Family Practice physician hired via locum tenens cost $865 per day yet generated $1,553 of profitable revenue per day.
The absence of one physician for just one week can cost thousands of dollars in lost revenue/profit and create dissatisfaction in the community through increased waiting times and cancellations. Given the well known fact that it typically takes twelve months to recruit a permanent staff physician, healthcare facilities often depend on locum tenens while the search is conducted. Many facilities also use locum tenens physicians to demonstrate the viability of an incremental position and its return on investment prior to the new medical provider joining the ranks permanently.
Additional benefits of utilizing a locum tenens physician include patient satisfaction, referring physician satisfaction and existing physician retention. Also, in most cases a hospital or clinic can bill for the locum tenens physicians services using the permanent doctors provider numbers. This also applies for a period of six months if a temporary physician is taking over for a doctor who has been terminated or left the practice voluntarily. Finally, be aware that special modifier codes can be used when a locum tenens physician begins seeing patients before their Medicare/Medicaid provider number applications have been processed.
Mint Physician Staffing is the nations premier locum tenens firm and a member of NALTO and NAPR. There are only six agencies certified by The Joint Commission with A rated medical malpractice coverage, and Mint is one of them. With over 20 years of experience, the Mint team has provided physicians and mid-level providers to the worlds best known healthcare organizations such as Baylor, MD Anderson and the Department of Veterans Affairs to name just a few.
Contact an account manager at Mint Physician Staffing today for more information.
At Mint Physician Staffing, we specialize in the hard to find. While the majority of our providers are within these specialties, contact us if you have a requirement for rare and unique skills.• Anesthesiology
• Emergency Medicine
• Emergency Medicine
• Family Practice
• General Surgery
• Internal Medicine
• Occupational Medicine
• Orthopedic Surgery
• Urgent Care
• Nurse Practitioners
Mint also provides...
• Physician Assistants