About KontactIntelligence

Beyond consulting, KontactIntelligence (Ki) delivers realistic and practical technology solutions in hospital and health system strategic planning, enterprise analysis, IT design innovation, healthcare staffing, and medical staff recruitment.

Ki clients and strategic partners include some of the nation’s most prestigious public and private healthcare institutions, government agencies such the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, small hospitals, and many organizations in between. KontactIntelligence, Inc. is a Pensacola, Florida, Veteran-owned healthcare solutions company providing high-end technology software solutions, consulting, and research services for clients throughout the U.S. in:

  • Medical Staff Development Planning
  • Physician Compensation Modeling
  • Physician Retention
  • Establishing in-house recruitment functions
  • Industry Research

Ki Solutions

  • KI Cloud Software
  • KI Sourcing Physician Recruitment
  • Physician OnBoarding Physician Retention
  • Physician Recruitment Marketing
  • Medical Career Vault

Contact Us

4400 Bayou Blvd. Ste. 12, Pensacola, FL, United States
P: 850.477.2475
Email: info@kontactintelligence.com

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KiImmigration Support Services

Each year, hospitals and healthcare organizations throughout the United States recruit Foreign-educated physicians (FEPs), also known as “international medical graduates” (IMGs) to join their organizations.

Nearly 30% of all the physicians in the US are IMGs and play an integral role in providing healthcare to for an increasingly multi-cultural patient population. IMGs also provide health care for underserved populations and are often more willing than their U.S. medical graduate (USMG) counterparts to practice in remote, rural areas.

The United States suffers from a shortage of primary care physicians, and the problem is expected to worsen. America’s baby boom generation is aging, and health care reform could put greater demands on doctors as more Americans gain medical insurance which is estimated to result in a shortage of physicians in the USA of 91,000 by 2020.

Despite the many benefits IMGs bring to the U.S. economy and the delivery of healthcare services, immigration procedures are often complex and the legal processes are overwhelming.

The KiImmigration Support Services team will guide you through the maze of immigration processes. With our knowledge of United States citizenship and immigration law, we can help you explore the options for work authorization and assist you with the documentation requirements necessary. The firm also provides legal advice and assistance to corporate clients in establishing employment compliance programs to meet immigration and labor department laws and regulations involving foreign workers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This is just a partial list of questions to help with your needs. If your question is not listed, or if you want further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us; we would love to hear from you.


Answer: H-1B Visa. The U.S. H1B Visa is a non-immigrant Visa that allows U.S. companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields such as in architecture, engineering, mathematics, science, and medicine.
Answer: No. A person must have a legitimate job offer from a U.S. Company or Organization, and only the employer may file for an H-1B Visa on behalf of the individual.
Answer: USCIS will accept petitions for H-1B Visas six months prior to the beginning of the fiscal year which starts every year on October 1st. H- 1B Visas are generally accepted for processing on April 1st for an October 1st employment date.
Answer: Regular H-1B quota is 65,000 H-1B Masters Degree Quota (only US Degrees) is 20,000 Out of the above, a total of 6,800 is usually set aside for Singapore and Chilean citizens as part of the free trade agreement between them.
Answer: No. Premium processing only guarantees a faster USCIS decision. It does not protect one from the quota limit.
Answer: It has been predicted that with the economy on the rise, even more filings will be made than in previous years, and early filing is critical. In order to file on time, employers need to begin reviewing possible employees now; securing US credentials evaluations, and making the required preliminary government filings as soon as possible.
Answer: Each USCIS Service Center and U.S. consulate has different processing times. The agencies do follow a first-in, first-out protocol, but the more complex cases take longer. One case might be more complex than another because, for example it is not clear to USCIS that the job requires a specific bachelor's degree, or because USCIS questions whether the employer actually has project work to keep the H-1B employee busy. Sometimes USCIS will send a "Request for Evidence" asking the employer to provide more information and documentation. In other cases, it simply takes USCIS longer to review the petition.
Answer: The prospective employee must first obtain an H-1B Visa from the U.S. consulate before he or she may enter the United States. There are certain time frames for when the employer must begin to pay the wages of the H-1B Visa recipient.
Answer: The employer can file a petition to renew your H-1B status six months before its expiration. As long as the employer files the petition before the current status expires, H-1B Visa recipient may remain in the U.S. while the extension is pending. The work authorization also continues for up to 240 days, or until USCIS approves or denies the extension. But rather than wait until the last minute, the better option is to submit the extension request as early as possible.
Answer: The employer can file a petition to renew your H-1B status six months before its expiration. As long as the employer files the petition before the current status expires, H-1B Visa recipient may remain in the U.S. while the extension is pending. The work authorization also continues for up to 240 days, or until USCIS approves or denies the extension. But rather than wait until the last minute, the better option is to submit the extension request as early as possible.

Some Ki Clients

Ki clients include the full spectrum of healthcare organizations recruiting and strengthening the relationships with providers throughout the US. From small hospitals, enormous health systems, medical groups, and professional service companies, Ki is the go-to physician recruitment, retention, and relationship management App. See some of our client's sites.

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  • KiNextGen Cloud Solutions
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  • KiLite
  • KiUltraLite

KiNextGen

Explore our cloud based software solutions: KiEnterprise, KiLite & KiUltraLite

  • Physician recruitment and retention Sourcing with KontactIntelligence
  • KontactDirect Physician recruiting advertising and marketing

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  • Physician recruiting solutions with OnBoarding & Retention
  • KiOnBoarding Solution
  • KiRetention Solution

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Explore our Advanced Solutions: On-boarding, Retention, Advanced Analytics & Virtual Support