Merritt Hawkins Survey: Two-Thirds of Physicians Have Negative View of AHCA

Two-thirds of physicians have a negative impression of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican-sponsored bill to unwind Obamacare, while only about one-fourth support it, according to a recent survey of 1,112 physicians conducted by Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm and a company of AMN Healthcare. The survey found some 66…

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Merritt Hawkins’ 2017 Survey on Physician Appointment Wait Times Now Available

Merritt Hawkins’ 2017 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times and Medicare and Medicaid Acceptance Rates is now available. The survey examines the time it takes to schedule a new patient physician appointment in 15 major U.S. metropolitan areas, finding wait times have increased 30 percent since 2014. The survey of 1,414 physician offices tracks average…

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Identity Theft Protection Services Available to VHHA Members

VHHA Shared Services is pleased to announce its endorsement of KII Consulting as a leader in bringing identity theft protection services as an enhanced employee benefit offering available to VHHA members. For more than 10 years, KII Consulting has established relationships with the leading identity theft protection providers in the U.S. market. As experts in the…

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New Merritt Hawkins White Paper: The Growing Use and Recruitment of Hospitalists

There are now more than 50,000 physicians practicing at hospitalists in the United States. Why have their ranks grown so quickly? Who are they and how are they deployed? What are the latest trends in hospitalist recruiting and compensation? Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search and consulting firm, and VHHA Shared Services’ preferred physician…

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VHHA Workforce Recruitment Website Announces Enhanced Features

HospitalCareers.com is a national platform with job postings from hospitals affiliated with 18 other state hospital associations. VAHospitalCareers.com was created as a VHHA member recruitment website oriented towards the hiring needs of Virginia hospitals and health systems. In addition to statewide exposure, participating VHHA members also benefit from national exposure at no additional costs through…

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Patient Access to Physicians: Where Does Virginia Rank?

Where does Virginia rank relative to other states when it comes to patient access to physicians? That question is put in perspective with a new data resource from Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search and consulting firm, and a VHHA Shared Services’ endorsed physician search provider. Merritt Hawkins’ Physician Access Index ranking system tracks…

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Helping VHHA Members Recruit and Retain Top Employees

Endorsed by VHHA Services, HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management software for health care organizations. Its comprehensive suite of solutions includes applicant tracking and onboarding, reference checking, behavioral assessments, employee performance, compensation, competency and learning management, and eLearning courseware. HealthcareSource addresses the needs that are most critical to health care talent management professionals. Designed…

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VHHA Supplemental Staffing Program Takes the Burden Out of Agency Staffing

The VHHA Supplemental Staffing Program is a fast growing resource for providing VHHA members a no-cost temporary staffing solution in virtually every clinical and non-clinical department. The program offers multiple user-friendly, customizable software options to efficiently and effectively manage all of their supplemental staffing needs. The newest program feature is a simple online job posting…

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The Right Balance: Population Health Management and Physician Staffing

As the nation’s leading physician search and consulting firm, Merritt Hawkins offers a wide range of leadership resources to health care facility managers, physicians, policy makers, the media, and others. Merritt Hawkins is a VHHA-endorsed company whose white papers examine various topics directly, and indirectly, affecting the recruitment and retention of physicians and advanced practice…

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