In the thick of the pandemic, the need for temporary healthcare workers skyrocketed due to widespread healthcare worker resignations and COVID cases, among other things. In response to this sudden increase in demand, the cost of temporary healthcare staffing services rose. In the last year, the industry saw a revenue increase of a whopping 75%.
Though the pandemic has begun to die down, the cost of staffing services remains high. The average agency markup is usually between 20 and 75% of the worker’s salary for the first year, and sometimes more. So, when you utilize a typical staffing agency to find a temp worker, you’re paying a premium. It’s for this reason that many facilities are searching for alternatives that won’t break the bank.
If this sounds like you, this article will be extremely helpful. In it, we’ll share how to get cost-effective temporary staff services for your healthcare facility.
DataSearch Inc., The Cost-Effective Temp Staffing Alternative
In many cases, your facility doesn’t need to use a staffing agency at all. Hiring individual temporary workers through an agency isn’t getting more affordable, and often doesn’t work out anyway. So, the most proactive facilities will do well to seek out alternatives.
DataSearch Inc. is a temp-free solution for all your medical billing and operational needs. We act as an extension of your facility’s business office, providing expert services in extended business office management, first- and second-party collections, insurance recovery management, and A/R work-down projects. Here are some of the reasons why facilities partner with DataSearch over temp staffing agencies:
Fairer Pricing than Temp Staffing Agencies
First and foremost, DataSearch is a much fairer solution in terms of pricing. When you partner with us, you only pay for the services you use.
We offer services like customer service, project work, and insurance resolution services at a competitive hourly rate. With a temp agency, on the other hand, you’re paying a markup on the workers’ salary or hourly wage plus any additional fees.
Personalized Service from Knowledgeable Staff
When you partner with DataSearch, you’ll gain access to a team of professionals who are intimately familiar with your needs. We have nearly five decades of experience supporting medical facilities just like yours. Still, we take the time to get to know your team and your processes, so we can provide tailored solutions that work for you.
You won’t have to spend any time or money training new temps on your systems and processes.
Medical Billing Professionals Stand Ready to Assist
For facilities that need help with medical billing, DataSearch has a team of expert medical billers standing by to help. Their extensive experience with medical billing and collections will help you get the reimbursement you deserve.
The Main Difference Between DataSearch and Temp Agencies
DataSearch has qualified talent already in place to handle all your medical office needs. Our staff members have already seen and done it all. They’re able to adapt quickly to new environments and hit the ground running.
In contrast, when you use a temp agency, you’re essentially taking a gamble on someone’s ability to do the job. The agency will send over whoever is available and appears to be qualified. This is not only time-consuming but can also lead to frustration and wasted money if the temp doesn’t work out.
Temporary Services that DataSearch Can Help With
Do you want to know more about the types of services DataSearch can help with? Reference the list below:
- Extended business office management – If you’ve ever felt like you needed an extra set of hands in your medical business office, that’s our specialty. We can take on all the backend functions you don’t have time for, so you can spend your time doing better things.
- First and second-party collections – DataSearch is home to a dream team of medical collectors who work in accordance with the FDCPA and HIPAA to get you the reimbursement you’re entitled to.
Our services are available as long as you need them, whether it’s on a temporary or permanent basis.
Results-Driven Service You Can Count On
DataSearch is a results-driven firm. Throughout the 49 years we’ve been in business, we’ve worked with virtually all types of medical facilities, from small offices to large hospitals, and have recovered more than a billion dollars in claims. So, you can feel confident leaving the heavy lifting to us.
Contact DataSearch today to learn more about how we can help you run your medical office more efficiently. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. Now you know how to avoid the rising cost of temp services and get better service in the process. We hope that you found this article to be helpful, and we wish you the best as you continue to grow your medical practice!