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Understanding the FCVS application process

The FCVS is a major—and in many cases even essential—part of the physician licensing process. Once you’ve got a good grasp on what it is and what it’s for, you can determine the best course of action based on your professional goals. If you’ve decided to apply, you’ll need to submit your Affidavit & Release…

July 9, 2019

Updates to the Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact

Update: As of January 1, 2020, Alabama has joined the NLC and is issuing licenses. Additionally, New Jersey has passed NLC legislation and implementation is pending. For nearly 20 years, the Nursing Licensure Compact has been operational, allowing nurses to provide care across state lines without having to apply for multiple licenses. As of July…

July 3, 2019

An introduction to the FCVS

If you are a physician or working in the healthcare field, you have probably heard of the FCVS. It is a quick and easy way for physicians to consolidate important professional information into a single location. What is the FCVS? The Federation Credentials Verification Service, or FCVS, serves as a lifetime repository for all of…

June 28, 2019

Shortage of physicians expected by the year 2032

According to a new report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), there could be a shortage of 46,900 to 121,900 physicians by the year 2032. For specialty care specifically, the shortage is estimated to be between 24,800 and 65,800, making up about half of the total across all physicians. Major contributing factors As we…

May 2, 2019
ehr and physician burnout

How to ensure a smooth transition out of private practice

In recent years, surveys have shown that physicians are starting to migrate away from independent practice in favor of hospital or medical group employment. In fact, according to the American Medical Association, physician practice ownership dropped below 50% for the first time in 2016. When asked about their top reasons for choosing employment over private…

April 18, 2019