Need Help With Locum Tenens Providers?

During the pandemic, we’ve often been asked for advice on finding qualified providers. We highly recommend using Barton Associates.

Barton Associates, founded in 2001 and headquartered in Massachusetts, connects hundreds of practices each month with qualified healthcare providers. Their vast database of providers includes physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, CRNAs, and psychologists/iatrists. Having such a large pool of providers allows Barton Associates to supply a qualified candidate with any state license needed.

Barton’s 1:1 approach means that throughout the entire process you will have a single point of contact. This strategy positions them to build the strongest possible relationship with you.

Most facilities, like yours, typically use expert locum tenens providers to manage a wide variety of healthcare staffing challenges, such as:

• Covering urgent needs because of vacancies, vacations, illnesses, or planned leaves of absence (e.g., maternity or sabbatical leave) among permanent staff.
• Supplementing existing staff during unanticipated or seasonal spikes in patient volume.
• Providing stopgap coverage while recruiting a permanent provider.

Barton is equipped to help you fill your short- and long-term assignments, no matter the situation. Partnering with Barton Associates means you’ll never be left to figure things out alone. They give you a dedicated account manager that’s with you every step of the way helping to:

• Quickly and efficiently find qualified candidates. Barton recruiters are trained to proactively recruit for new providers, meaning our database grows daily.
• Obtaining additional credentialing or state licensing when necessary.
• Obtaining comprehensive medical malpractice insurance coverage.

It’s your account manager’s core responsibility to find the best candidate that matches your organization’s staffing needs. They review CVs, conduct initial interviews, and check references, so you don’t have to.  All you have to do is review the candidates and choose the best fit for your practice. Barton also handles travel and housing, helping to get your new provider to work as quickly as possible.

To learn more about locum tenens staffing through Barton Associates, visit Simply fill out the form or give them a call to be connected with The Locum Tenens Experts®.

PPP Updates for Small Practices and Sole Proprietors

More changes were made to the PPP program. First, the deadline to apply is extended to May 31st. If you are self-employed or own a small practice, consider applying for a PPP loan. Remember, the PPP loan is FREE MONEY, and should NOT need to be repaid and should NOT be subject to federal income taxes.

A second change deals with how much PPP money self-employed individuals can receive. Under the revised PPP rules, you will base the maximum PPP loan on your Gross Collections as reported on your Schedule C. Previously, the calculation was a function of your net Schedule C income. Either way, the max you can receive remains at $20,833, with the calculation now based on gross revenue capped at $100k.

More info is available at:

Please visit the SBA website for more details at:

Recap of Changes to Tax Deadlines


  • The due due for personal income tax returns has been extended to 5/17/21
  • Request for automatic six month extension, Form 4868, is required to be filed by 5/17/21 unless you will submit your tax returns by then
  • 1st quarter 2021 estimates are still due 4/15/21


  • Due date for funding your 2020 Roth or Traditional IRA, or Education Savings Account (ESA) has been extended to 5/17/21
  • Due date for self-employed individuals to fund their retirement plans has been extended to 5/17/21
  • Self-employed individuals who need additional time to fund a retirement plan can file a Form 4868 with the IRS by 5/17/21