Credentialing Timelines: Planning Tips

Credentialing. Ugh. What is it and why does it seem to take so long? What is credentialing? Credentialing is the process of verifying a healthcare practitioner’s professional records before they can gain privileges to work at a facility. Credentialing serves several purposes: It establishes your qualifications. Companies use credentialing to ensure that the healthcare practitioner […]

Insights into Physician Wealth and Debt

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Medscape recently released its annual Physician Wealth and Debt Report, a survey of over 13,000 physicians in more than 29 specialties. The respondents share insights into their compensation, investments, and budgets. Overall, the past few years have negatively affected physicians’ incomes due largely to the pandemic. However, as practices have reopened and patients have begun […]

IRS Increases Mileage Rate

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The federal tax deduction used by businesses and self-employed taxpayers for work-related mileage is increasing, starting in July. Typically, The IRS only adjusts this rate once a year. However, a midyear adjustment is being made due to rising gas prices. The optional standard mileage rate for business-related driving is increasing to 62.5 cents a mile, […]

Gayle Stahl: Empowered to Help Others

At Wapiti Medical Staffing, our culture is largely driven by our ICARE Values: Integrity, Commitment, Adaptability, Responsiveness, and Empowerment. These are the guiding principles our team utilizes to better achieve common goals, both professionally and personally. Gayle Stahl, Wapiti Operations Manager, is a shining example of these values. Gayle is the founder and president of […]

Physician Spotlight – Kent Herbert, MD

Dr. Kent Herbert is one of Wapiti’s valued partner physicians. He has worked with Wapiti since 2011 as a locum tenens physician at several of our Iowa locations. Dr. Herbert and his wife recently completed their second medical mission trip to Africa, where they assisted small hospitals in rural areas in Ghana. Below are some […]

The Best and Worst States for Doctors in 2022

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Personal finance website WalletHub recently published its 2022 list of best and worst states for doctors. Their analysis compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia and looked at two key dimensions: Opportunity and Competition (70 Points) Eleven metrics make up the opportunity and competition score, including physicians’ annual wages and starting salary, hospitals […]