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Desert Medical Careers Shares What’s Kept Their Medical Staffing Agency Going Strong for 20 Years

Posted By:   Posted On: May 17th, 2016

This month DMC celebrates 20 years of being in business as an medical staffing agency in the Phoenix Metro Area. Steve Wootton, Managing Partner of DMC, shares what has led to their lasting success. What was Desert Medical Careers’ vision 20 years ago? What was the unique offering? We began with a vision to provide [&hellip

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Physician Assistant vs Nurse Practitioner: What’s the Difference?

Posted By:   Posted On: April 19th, 2016

As a staffing agency for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, we frequently get asked what is the difference between these two highly popular professions. Pay is Similar According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2015, the national mean yearly pay for a Physician Assistant is $99,270 and the mean yearly pay for [&hellip

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Remote Medical Coder Jobs Pros and Cons

Posted By:   Posted On: March 17th, 2016

In October, 2015 ICD-10 launched throughout the US. Because this new medical coding standard has over 140,000 codes compared to the system that has been in place for decades, ICD-9, which has around 17,000 codes, medical coders have experienced a decrease in productivity. Before ICD-10 launched, it was anticipated that productivity would drop by 50%. [&hellip

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Surgical Physician Assistants’ Job Growth and Education Path

Posted By:   Posted On: February 18th, 2016

Pay and Job Growth for Surgical Physician Assistants There are over 35,000 surgical physician assistants working in the United States. The field of Physician Assistants is anticipated to grow by 30% between 2014 and 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and according to the American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants, surgical PAs are [&hellip

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Tips for Getting a Remote Medical Coding Job

Posted By:   Posted On: January 19th, 2016

Pay for Remote Medical Coding Jobs While some companies that hire remote medical coders pay by the chart, it is very common to find remote coding jobs that pay hourly. The normal range to expect for a remote medical coding position is between $28 – $35 an hour. Medical coding salaries earned are directly connected [&hellip

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What Does a Physician Assistant Do?

Posted By:   Posted On: December 17th, 2015

Desert Medical Careers works closely with Arizona Physician Assistants to help them find the best jobs possible. Because we work so closely with Physician Assistants and facilities that hire them, we are aware of many details about this lucrative healthcare career that many aren’t. So we thought we would answer the question we commonly hear [&hellip

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Pros and Cons of PRN Nursing Positions

Posted By:   Posted On: November 17th, 2015

PRN (or temporary) nursing positions are common in many healthcare settings. In addition to PRN, they are often referred to as per diem, or “nursing pool” positions. These positions exist in order to keep health care facilities such as doctors’ offices, hospitals, and clinics operating even when staff goes on sick leave, quits, or when [&hellip

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Five Ways to Celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week

Posted By:   Posted On: October 15th, 2015

The third full week of October is Medical Assistants Recognition Week throughout the nation, and in honor of this tradition we thought we’d share five ways to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week (MARweek) with your medical assistants for all they do to keep your health care practice and patients happy and cared for.   Provide [&hellip

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ICD-10 – Are You Ready?

Posted By:   Posted On: September 21st, 2015

ICD-10 goes into effect for all HIPPA-covered entities as of October 1, 2015. The ICD-10 system replaces the ICD-9 code set which was developed in the 1970s. The ICD-9 system is being replaced because: ICD-9 has become outdated and not as robust as needed by our modern-day healthcare system, thus resulting in inaccurate codes being [&hellip

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How to Dress for a Nursing Interview

Posted By:   Posted On: August 18th, 2015

Once you secure an interview for a nursing job, you need to be sure that you give the right impression upon first glance when arriving at the interview. Everyone, including those at the front desk, will be drawing opinions about you based on the message you send, and this begins before you get an opportunity [&hellip

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