The alliance of HCNCA/NCASS and HealthCare Workforce Logistics

National Capital Area Healthcare Council
By | September 6, 2019

The nation’s innovator, as well as leader in vendor-neutral workforce alternatives, has been committed to managing the National Capital Area Healthcare Council (HCNCA) and National Capital Area Shared Services (NCASS) Locums Managed Services Program or MSP.

The new arrangement enables HCNCA members to gain benefit from HWL’s comprehensive network of locums’ agencies at their discretion to satisfy their temporary requirements for physicians. HWL’s program allows HCNCA members to easily choose the vendors of their preferred locums from the large pool of locum’s agencies in contract with HWL; simplify the ordering, screening and on-boarding process for members; and reduce the costs associated with local contracting by creating a competitive market.

Jonathan Ward, Healthcare Workforce Logistics’ president added that this arrangement enables members to leverage our domestic agreements with major locum suppliers to provide the best quality locum doctors at a competitive market price, enhancing the cost-effective delivery of patient care in their local communities.

Steve Hayward, National Capital Area Shared Services’ VP of shared accounts added that bringing this precious service to our employees at a moment when demand for quality doctors is rising will assist our members to be more effective as well as cost-effective. By collaborating with Healthcare Workforce Logistics, our participants will be able to simplify their contracting process with favorable terms and fee structures under a single standard contract, while offering a locally-built technology platform, generating extra efficiencies and increased transparency.

Founded in 1946 as the Hospital Council, the Healthcare Council is an association of health care suppliers, colleges and health-related organizations serving Virginia, Maryland and the Columbia District. By encouraging smart planning, enabling debate of common issues and acting as a clearinghouse for data exchange, the Council assists its members. To achieve this task, we use a range of instruments.