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ASPR Weekly

September 18, 2012

Annual Conference Evaluation Surveys – Last Call

Webinar Next Week - Primary Care Practice Acquisition and Employment: Best Practices

JASPR Feature: ABMS Sets Time Limits for Becoming Board Certified

Resource Library – Latest Additions

Congratulations to New ASPR Fellows

Reminder: FASPR Recertification Requirements

Annual Conference Evaluation Surveys – Last Call

If you attended the 2012 ASPR Annual Conference and/or the Fellowship Certification Program in Los Angeles and have not yet completed your evaluation survey, please do so now. The survey will close this Friday 9/21. The information obtained in the survey is important for planning future conferences. Thank you to all of you who attended the conference and completed the survey! We appreciate your feedback!

Complete the 2012 ASPR Annual Conference Survey now!

Webinar Next Week - Primary Care Practice Acquisition and Employment: Best Practices

Register today for this FREE webinar held September 26 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Can’t make it? View it later On Demand!

Date: September 26, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT / Noon CDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Craig Holm, Senior Vice President, Health Strategies & Solutions
Cost: Members/Free; Non-members/$99
1.5 hours CE credit

Details and Online Registration

Recruiters are increasingly responsible for recruiting physicians to hospital employment situations and less to independent private practices. This is particularly true in primary care and other select specialties (e.g., cognitive medical specialties, general surgery, and others). Recent surveys have determined that more than half of physician practices are employed by hospitals and health systems. In this session we will share success stories (and unsuccessful stories) of the differences between recruitment to employment situations vs. private practice, and more importantly, best practices for recruiters to consider in the recruitment process: valuation expedience, employment contracts and compensation methodologies, and unique cultural compatibility considerations. The session will have particular emphasis on primary care, where national and regional health care reform initiatives, and other influences are making the recruitment of primary care "ultra competitive."

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the impact of acquisition and employment on recruitment
  2. Appreciate best practices for the acquisition and employment process in a new era of competition for PCP's and payment
  3. Understand innovative compensation methodologies

JASPR Feature: ABMS Sets Time Limits for Becoming Board Certified

ArticleABMS Sets Time Limits for Becoming Board Certified

Defines When Physicians Are “Board Eligible”

May 30, 2012 — Limits to the number of years that can elapse between a physician’s completion of residency training and achievement of Board Certification have been established by American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and its Member Boards.

Although ABMS and its Member Boards have never recognized or defined the term “Board Eligible,” physicians often use the term to signal to patients, prospective employers and others that they intend to become Board Certified. A new policy approved by the ABMS Board of Directors that went into effect Jan. 1, 2012, makes it legitimate to claim Board Eligibility during a specified time, but prevents abuse by those who use the designation indefinitely. Under the plan, Member Boards will establish and implement a transition plan for candidates who have completed residency training but not yet achieved initial certification as of the effective policy date. As of Jan. 1, 2019, the transition period is complete and the policy is in full effect applicable to all candidates for certification by the Member Board.

Read more: ABMS Sets Time Limits for Becoming Board Certified

Resource Library — Latest Additions

The ASPR Resource Library has many valuable offerings including sample policies, procedures, letters, forms, and presentations. Resources on topics such as onboarding and retention programs, sourcing and advertising strategies, candidate screening, immigration, relocation, and benchmarking are among the many that you’ll find accessible at your fingertips. Many new additions have been made to the Resource Library in recent months, so take a moment to pop in and peruse!

Here is a listing of some of the most recent additions:

Do you have something to share? Please send documents that you feel may be helpful to your colleagues to Thank you to all of you who have made contributions to the ASPR Resource Library!

Congratulations to New ASPR Fellows

Congratulations to the following ASPR members for recently becoming certified as Fellows of ASPR (FASPRs)!

  • Debbie Brimer, Cook Children's Physician Network, Fort Worth, TX
  • Adam Ullman, Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, Utica, NY
  • Karen Hoff, St. Anthonys Physician Organization, St. Louis, MO
  • Roberta Renaldy, Advocate Health Care - Advocate Medical Group, Hazel Crest, IL
  • Shane Brown, CGH Medical Center, Sterling, IL
  • Stephanie Maloney, Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Peoria, IL
  • Libby Atkinson, The Everett Clinic, Everett, WA
  • Melissa Mazzell, HCA Physician Services, Jacksonville, FL
  • Lilly Bonetti, Mission Health System, Ashville, NC
  • Suzanne Anderson, Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Stacey Armistead, Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC

As a certified Fellow of ASPR (FASPR), you demonstrate to peers, employers, and physicians your commitment to continuing education and excellence in the discipline of physician recruitment.

Are you interested in becoming certified as a FASPR? ASPR’s Fellowship Program is the most comprehensive, authoritative resource for individuals seeking to develop and test their skills and knowledge within a broad spectrum of topics including physician/provider recruitment, onboarding and retention, human resources, and relevant legal issues.

Whether you are new to in-house physician recruitment or a seasoned veteran, there’s tremendous value in attaining Fellowship certification. We’ll provide an in-depth view of recruiting basics such as sourcing, screening, and interviewing, as well as delve deeply into more advanced topics such as interpreting benchmarking metrics and understanding/ implementing medical staff development plans. This cost effective and affordable program provides invaluable first-hand information taught by experienced experts and provides you with resources, best practices, and cutting edge training specific to in-house physician recruitment professionals.

Learn more about the ASPR Fellowship Program

Reminder: FASPR Recertification Requirements

As a Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (FASPR), it is important to demonstrate continued commitment to education and advancement in the physician recruitment profession. In an effort to ensure that FASPRs maintain an appropriate level of education commensurate with the FASPR designation, ASPR has developed FASPR recertification requirements.

As of January 1, 2012, FASPR certification will be valid for three years from the date of certification. Recertification will be required within three months of the FASPR expiration date. FASPRs who obtained certification prior to January 1, 2012 will have three years to obtain their recertification requirements beginning on January 1, 2012.

The following requirements must be met in order to recertify and maintain your FASPR status:

  • Must be a current ASPR Member in good standing
  • Obtain a minimum of 24 CEUs over the three year period since most recent FASPR certification
  • If 24 CEUS are not obtained, recertification may also be obtained by re-taking and passing all three fellowship exams
  • Requirements must be met within three months of FASPR expiration

If these criteria are met, you will receive a new FASPR Certificate upon your recertification. Once you have re-certified three times, you will receive a Lifetime Certification and will not be required to re-certify again.

Learn more about eligible CEUs, the recertification application process, and FAQs on the ASPR website
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