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HOSPITAL PRICES ROSE DRAMATICALLY SINCE 2010

Author: John R. Graham Since the Affordable Care Act was signed in March 2010 and began to enroll many more Americans in coverage in 2014, many observers have asserted price inflation in health care has been moderate by historical standards. Such claims are misleading because many observers decline to differentiate between nominal and real inflation. […]

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Massive Health Services Job Growth Since Great Recession

Author: John R. Graham Although not necessarily attributable to the Affordable Care Act, an aging population, or any single factor, it is remarkable how much job growth has occurred in health services since the Great Recession. It is especially remarkable relative to other jobs. Also, changes in employment in health services are not cyclical: They […]

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3 Things to Know About Locum Tenens Staffing

The demand for locum tenens services is growing. Assignments for physicians are getting longer and there is a rising demand for specialists in primary care, emergency medicine, and behavioral health. A temporary staffing solution with roots in the 1970’s has evolved to meet the changing needs of the healthcare industry. Forty years ago, locum tenens […]

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Happy Texas Independence Day…Y’all!

On March 2, 1836, Texas declared itself free from Mexico becoming a turning point for the state’s history. The Texas Declaration of Independence was announced at a conference on Washington-on-the-Brazos. Historians believe the original handwritten declaration and five copies were made and signed by 59 men at Washington-on-the-Brazos.  Only the original document remains.  The fight […]

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SDVOSB Contracting: Promising Market?

“Given major federal budget cuts over the past three years, it’s no surprise that contractor growth rates are down. One class of small business, however, is resisting the trend. Service-disabled, veteran-owned small-business contracting has increased from $8.2 billion in 2008 to $14.5 billion in 2012 — achieving a compound annual growth rate of 15 percent. […]

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Decline of independent doctors set to accelerate

The acquisition of independent physician groups by hospitals is expected to grow by 71 percent in the next three years, a trend driven by the Affordable Care Act and the need among younger doctors for more balance in their lives, according to a new report by Deloitte Consulting LLP. The ACA’s focus on avoidable hospital […]

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10 Most Pressing Career Concerns for Physicians

Written by Molly Gamble, Becker’s Hospital Review | July 12, 2013 Compensation and reimbursement and work/life balance represent the most pressing career concerns for both practicing physicians and physicians in training, according to The Medicus Firm’s 2013 “Physician Practice Preference & Relocation Survey.” Here are the top 10 career concerns among practicing physicians. (Note: Respondents […]

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