What is my tax home? And why should I care?

As you try to make the most out of the potentially tax-free money you receive as a travel healthcare professional, two terms probably keep popping up. Permanent residence and tax home. What do these terms mean and how do they affect tax-free reimbursement? Let’s start by defining them: Permanent residence: A place of residence that

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Take the Adventures of a Lifetime with TaleMed

Kelli was enjoying her nursing career in Fort Lauderdale, but a colleague’s encouragement and one phone call changed her life. Working for seven years in a neurotrauma intensive care unit, Kelli loved her position – and traveling as much as possible. When hospital management wanted to promote her, a friend suggested another option for her

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Keep the Rhythm to Earn Compliance

You’re excited about your upcoming traveling nurse assignment. Everything is almost wrapped: You’ve cleared the background and drug screenings. Your medical records, physical exam and flu vaccination are all in order. But there’s one final item you’re kind of dreading: Passing the ECG dysrhythmia test. Even if you’ve passed a TaleMed ECG test previously, some

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“Just Checking In…”

The world is filled with bustling, busy people – and travel nurses are no exception. That’s why technology is such a beautiful thing. That is, until you crash into a lamppost while text-walking. Then it’s an embarrassing, somewhat painful thing. We can connect with family, friends and business associates anytime with a quick text, instant

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The Reality of Floating

As travel nurses, it is likely you will be the first RNs in a unit asked to float.  It is imperative we understand this is part of the travel nurse industry. Let’s discuss how to best handle a floating situation. Travelers MUST Be Able To Float This industry is complex and constantly changing and the

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5 Steps to Speed up Compliance

Compliance is an integral part of any hiring process. Without the compliance process the whole system falls apart. In relation to a previous blog posted a few weeks back titled: “Trends of Industry” http://talemed.com/trends-of-industry/ we hit on the fact that start dates are moving from 1 month to 2-3 weeks. Therefore it is more important than

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The Future of the NLC – eNLC

In 2015 the Nurse Licensure Compact underwent various revisions resulting in what is now referred to as the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). Currently there are 25 member states with more on the way. Moving forward, most NLC states and non-compact states are beginning the process in joining the enhanced NLC. The eNLC provides a

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