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Happy Physician Anesthesiologists Week

Optimum joins in celebrating Physician Anesthesiologists Week, held from January 29th to February 4th! It is estimated that there are over 42,000 active Anesthesiologists practicing in the United States. This week offers the perfect opportunity to reflect and raise awareness of anesthesiologists’ critical influence in healthcare.

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How to Apply for an NPI Number

Every healthcare provider is required to have a unique National Provider Identifier (NPI) number to submit claims or conduct any other transaction as specified by HIPAA. Getting an NPI number is free and not having one could be costly!

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Attracting the New Generation of Physicians and Advanced Practitioners

Millennials make up the majority of today’s workforce, and they have high expectations for their employers. Workplace norms have shifted with the combined influence of the Millennial and Gen Z generations. As older physicians and advanced practitioners begin to retire, the newer generations of physicians and advanced practitioners are attracted to different job qualities and standards. Here are a few ways to attract the newer generations of physicians and advanced practitioners.

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Celebrating the Holidays While Working at a Healthcare Facility

The holiday season is typically reserved for loved ones; however, healthcare facilities usually need additional coverage to account for increased patient census and healthcare staffing shortages.  Whether you’re a physician or an advanced practitioner, chances are high that you’ll be working through some of the holidays to ensure your local communities have access to the care they need.

Celebrating Nurse Practitioner Week 2022

National Nurse Practitioner (NP) Week, celebrated November 13-19, is an annual celebration recognizing the incredible contributions of NP professionals. This year, the theme for NP Week is “Rising to Meet the Needs of Patients.” More than 355,000 NPs are licensed to practice in the United States and continuously bring vital solutions to patients in all…
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Insider Tips for a Smooth Medical Credentialing Process

It is important to know that every healthcare facility and state is different when it comes to medical credentialing. Here are five important tips that will ensure a smooth credentialing process.

The Benefits of Working at an Academic Medical Center 

Are you looking to work in a healthcare facility that utilizes leading technology, therapies, and resources? If so, Academic Medical Centers (AMC) may be the perfect place for your next assignment!

Case Study – A Permanent Search Designed to Combat Burnout and Patient Backlog for Rural Facilities in New Hampshire

Healthcare System Profile In rural New Hampshire, a free-standing community hospital and its outpatient clinics struggled to hire and retain permanent providers. As a result, the hospital’s internal culture and community relations were negatively impacted.  Download the full case study below to learn more.

Case Study – Mental Health Physician Group Expands Psychiatry Team to Meet Patient Demands

Healthcare System Profile A mental health physician group serving Arizona, Colorado, and Utah faced increased demand for treatment. The group needed to hire new permanent Psychiatrists to effectively support the needs of their community.   Download the full case study below to learn more.

National CRNA Week | Facts to Note

In celebration of the 22nd annual National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) Week, January 23 – 29, Optimum wants to recognize the 59,000+ CRNAs who safely provide anesthesia to patients across the country. According to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), CRNAs administer over 50 million anesthetics per year to patients throughout the United States.