2019 was a year of BIG mergers. Medical Solutions merged with Aureus Medical Group and Medical Staffing Solutions, LLC, merged with TotalMed, and Advanced Medical Personnel Services, Inc was purchased by American Mobile Network (AMN). One the financial side of things, bill rates have declined related to (1) Large companies promising hospitals savings by lowering the bill rate. (2) Uneducated “Newbie Travelers” accepting those low rates. (3) The increased cost to agencies in credentialing costs. What will we clearly see in 2020?Download the full Top Ten plus 15 other Honorable Mentions PDF HERE!
There are 3 requirements to be a Top Ten Company: (1) Have to have at least 20 company evaluations. (2) Must have an updated list of your benefits. (3) Must have an updated company profile. Highway Hypodermics takes pride in this list, and we will defend it’s honor! We check email validity and now have the capability to track IP addresses. Any suspicious activity will be Thoroughly Investigated!
Back in 2004, Epstein decided to rate travel nursing companies according to the benefits that they provided nurses. This last year has been a good one for the travel nursing industry. The jobs have been plentiful and the wages have been lucrative. It has been a travelers market!
Many agencies have also increased their benefits, while some of decreased their benefits. There have been a lot of changes since the list was first expanded from 10 to 21 over ten years ago; therefore, to get a better idea of the latest benefits, the benefits questionnaire changed to including insurance for domestic partners and same sex couples, help with traveling with pets, help in finding an RV park, and getting discounts at extended stays. We have also increased the choices from a “yes” or “no” to some where in the middle. Related to this change, there have been a few companies that are still in between a Yes or Partial answer, so please check with the companies exact benefits.
We check email validity and now have the capability to track IP addresses. Any suspicious activity will be thoroughly investigated, and companies will NO LONGER be eligible for the list if found to be deceptive. Companies also cannot attempt to buy their way in! At this time, we have 3 companies that are banned from the list related to attempts made to deceive. This list is calculated completely by the numbers. There are some advertisers on the list, but not all on the list paid advertisers, it all goes by the documented benefits & evaluations.