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The Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

December 28th, 2016
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Oh, 2016. What a year it was! Whatever words or sentiments you choose to ascribe to The Year 2016, it was nothing if not consequential. What is true for the world and for the country in 2016 was also true for US Acute Care Solutions. In the past 18 months, USACS has roughly doubled in size. […]

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Posted in General, The Shift

Former CMS Administrator Thomas Scully Says Physicians Groups Well-Positioned to Take Advantage of Changes in Healthcare

October 2nd, 2015
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Former CMS Administrator Thomas Scully speaking at Observation Care ’15. The future of healthcare is for physicians, not hospitals. That’s the message former Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Thomas Scully emphasized at the Observation Care ’15 symposium. Scully, who was one of the principal architects of Medicare Part D, said […]

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Posted in Future of Healthcare, The Shift

The APP Residency: A New Program for Rural Emergency Departments

September 4th, 2015
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As the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, I love that I get to make a difference in the lives of my patients and colleagues every day. But it’s not easy. Cumberland sits at the base of the Appalachian Mountains. It’s a gorgeous area, with plentiful hiking, skiing, fishing, and […]

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Posted in Quality Efficiency Utilization, The Shift

A Manifesto for How to Hire Millennial Physicians

July 28th, 2015
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What does a Millennial physician look like? And, importantly for physicians’ groups, hospitals, and health systems, how do you effectively recruit them to come work for you when they are in such high demand? Much has been written about this generation of over-educated and under-employed young people – all full of entitlement and purpose – […]

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Posted in For Residents, The Shift

Two New ER Docs Go On the Most Epic Road Trip/Job Search Ever

April 7th, 2015
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Editor’s note: the following is an excerpt from a book of stories from USACS founding partner MEP Health. The book chronicles stories about their providers’ lives, values, motivations, and career paths. MEP Health joined USACS in December 2015. Jenny and I met during my intern year at Syracuse. She was my medical student and her […]

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