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25 Jun 2013

Medical Licensing Expenses Are Tax Deductible

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Medical Licensing Expenses Are Tax Deductible


Physician licensing can be expensive. The average medical license initially costs around $1500 for fees and verifications. Add physician licensing service assistance (which can cut the medical licensing time by up to 40% and allow you to start working much sooner), and your total can run around $2100-$2300. These averages vary by state and physician, but they represent a healthy cross-section of the medical licensing industry.


There is GOOD NEWS regarding these physician licensing expenses, though. These fees (including those paid to a medical licensing service) are tax deductible. There are several options, depending on a physician’s employment status:

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17 Jun 2013

Common Medical Licensing Misconceptions – Part Two

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Common Medical Licensing Misconceptions, Part Two

My current state license already verified my medical school and post graduate training. Can’t another state just get the results from them?


“Primary Source Verification” is a commonly misunderstood concept in the licensing and credentialing process.


Many applicants are unaware that their methodical information (exams, medical school and PGY training) must be primary source verified for each and every state licensing application, and most hospital or insurance credentialing applications stipulate this requirement as well.


In most cases, PS verifications must come directly from the verifying entity (i.e. – the registrar’s office at the medical school or from the PGY program) directly to the agency requesting the verification (i.e. – state medical board or hospital privileging office). The verification cannot be sent to the applicant or an outside agency (such as a licensing agent).  Most agencies do have soft copy agreements, which allow them to see a copy of the verification to ensure that it has been filled out correctly before being sent to the requesting agency, but the actual verification is sent directly to the requestor.
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25 Apr 2013

When to Hire a Medical Licensing Company – Part One

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When to Hire a Medical Licensing Company- Part One


In a perfect world, medical licensing would not be as onerous or difficult as it is in reality and you would not have to decide whether to pursue licensing on your own or hire an independent medical licensing agency to assist you.


There are mitigating factors to consider when deciding to use a medical licensing company and I’d like to discuss some common circumstances. Of course, we here at Physician Licensing Service think that you should always use a licensing agent because of our superior quality, speed and professionalism, but we know that there may be instances in which you decide to pursue a license on your own. Read more

17 Apr 2013

Common Medical Licensing Misconceptions

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Common Medical Licensing Misconceptions


1.     Getting the application to the medical board is the most important part of starting my license…

Humans are linear thinkers – we like timelines and rational processes and we really like our numbers to run in sequence: 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.; so we get easily frustrated and panicky when is seems like a process is not moving along in line with our perceived expectations.


When licensing on one’s own, the logical first step is to fill out an application, send it to the medical board and then compile a list of verifications to request to be sent to the medical board. This process is fine, if your licensing needs meet the following requirements:
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05 Apr 2013

Celebrating 16 Years!

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About Physician Licensing Service

Now in our 16th year of business, Physician Licensing Service has been changing the face of healthcare licensure.  We have developed a proven system to remove the barriers common to state medical licenses and get doctors practicing in record time.  Our business model focuses on simplifying the process for all involved parties. This includes the state medical boards themselves, because PLS takes great care to keep abreast of their updates in this ever changing field, and work within those guidelines. For a doctor seeking a medical license, PLS will take on the entire process, including eligibility research, paperwork, verifications, and follow up. Read more

03 Jan 2013

A New Year, A Better Way

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A new year habitually sets the stage for heightened initiative, energy, and commitment. We revisit our core values to actualize our goals so that we may propel along the continuum of progress & achievement. And as our staff members here at Physician Licensing Service realign themselves personally and individually to offer their best selves in service to our clients, as a team, we are recreating the energy & dedication indicative of PLS to deliver our best year yet. Read more

07 Nov 2012

More Contamination Identified in NECC Medical Products

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Official CDC Advisory from the Health Alert Network
The following information is provided by the Health Alert Network as one of two advisories CDC has recently issued regarding the fungal meningitis outbreak. In addition to the FDA MedWatch, clinicians are also requested to report any adverse events associated with these products to the ISDH Surveillance and Investigation Division at 317-233-7125. Read more

24 Oct 2012

The Impact of the Medicare Sequester

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In a recent America Medical Association article “Massive Job Losses Expected Under Medicare Sequester,” amednews staff writer Charles Fiegl delivers potent insight into the Medicare Sequester and how it will impact our healthcare and economy. Read more

10 Oct 2012

Mayo Clinic Delivers Solutions for Stroke Patients

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When a stroke occurs, every minute counts. It is estimated that almost half of Americans live more than an hour away from a primary stroke center. As the first medical center in Arizona to study telemedicine as a means of serving stroke patients in non-urban settings, Mayo Clinic’s telestroke service aims to bridge that gap – saving time, money, & ultimately lives. Read more

04 Oct 2012

What Can You Do About Cancer?

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The colors of October conjure images and meaning for all of us. For some, it may be the earth tones of Fall & its uncanny nostalgia, the iconic colors of Halloween, or even the colorful theme of our favorite football team as full season resumes full swing. Colors like pink & blue now seem to dominate October’s arena as Cancer Awareness month has us all “turning over a new leaf,” focusing our energies and topics on Cancer and what we can all do to confront it, provide support, & honor those who have fought the battle. Read more