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Winter 2019

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34 W INTER 2019 PracticeLink.com OMAHA, NE Neurology Otolaryngology Dermatology Cardiology Radiology Plastic Surgery Trauma Surgery Rheumatology Orthopedics Pulmonary / CC Gastroenterology Hospital Medicine Family Medicine CHI Health is the largest faith-based healthcare system in Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Our two medical group enterprises offer primary and specialty care at more than 150 locations and employ nearly 950 physicians and advanced practice clinicians representing more than 40 specialties. As the primary teaching partner of Creighton University's health sciences schools, we're committed to teaching the health professionals of the future. We have opportunities in the following communities: Inspired calling. Incredible career. CHIhealth.com PhysicianRecruitment@alegent.org LINCOLN, NE CT Surgery Cardiology Family Medicine Otolaryngology OBGYN OP Internal Medicine GRAND ISLAND, NE Neurosurgery Family Medicine General Surgery KEARNEY, NE Cardiology Gastroenterology Hematology/Oncology Psychiatry Emergency Medicine Hospital Medicine Orthopedics Pulmonary / CC COLUMBUS, NE Cardiology Welcome to American Samoa! LBJ Tropical Medical Center is located on American Samoa in the South Pacific. American Samoa is a lush and balmy destination with a population of 55,519 and an area of 76.8 square miles. It is a U.S. territory and utilizes U.S. currency. The way of life in American Samoa is easygoing and relaxed. Those who live here enjoy the comfort of a slower life. For those who wish to escape the "rat race" of the populous and urban areas, American Samoa is the perfect solution. Currently, LBJ Tropical Medical Center has only 65 active medical staff members. We are in search of expanding our medical staff due to the shortage of physicians/practitioners. We are actively searching in the areas of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Surgery-Orthopedics, Other-Nurse Practitioner, Other-Physician Asst, Pediatrics, Radiology, and Surgery-General. You will never find patients more grateful for the services that medical staff provides than the people of American Samoa. A sense of graciousness is widespread. Contact Corady Talauega-Tufono corady.tufono@lbj.as (684) 633-1222 x479 impact is likely to be felt by physicians as well as patients. Physicians (as well as patients) may find that the insurance company is not willing to pay for a service, even if the service is medically necessary. In addition, the same insurance companies that are try ing to hold dow n costs by issu i ng discount insurance policies to patients also may try to squeeze physicians by having physicians sign network provider agreements at reimbursement rates that are much lower than those paid by other insurers, including Medicare. Physicians and their billing companies should carefully examine proposed contracts to avoid entering into arrangements that turn out to be unacceptable. Predictability in the market The insurance exchanges had problems before T ru mp came along. Large insurers, including UnitedHealth, Humana and Aetna dropped out of most of the exchange markets, and that left fewer choices for people seeking insurance. For the companies that stayed, rates went up and the market became more predictable. The Trump administration's plans to alter subsidies, coverage re q u i re m e nt s a n d r u le s for short-term policies will increase unpredictability again. JEFF ATKINSON (JAtkin747@aol.com) is a professor for the Illinois Judicial Conference and has taught health care law at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago.

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