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The Physician Employment Contract Handbook
A Guide to Structuring Equitable Arrangements





ISBN 9781439813164
Published February 28, 2011 by Productivity Press
207 Pages

 
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Book Description

This book provides sample physician employment contracts and explains how each contract works. It is helpful for physicians and administrators who wish to prepare themselves for the contract and employment decisions that lie ahead of them.

Table of Contents

OPPORTUNITIES AND OPTIONS

Occupational Options for Physicians

Managed Care Implications

Hospital-Owned MSO

Group Practice without Walls/Clinic without Walls

Open Physician Hospital Organization

Closed Physician Hospital Organization

Physician Practice Management Arrangement

Equity Management Services Organization

Foundation Model

Staff Model

Conclusion

Working with Search Firms

Re-Employment Issues

Do's

Don'ts

The Physician Recruitment Process

The Screening Process

The Interview Process

Recruiting Foreign Physicians from U.S. Residency Programs

Submitting Your CV to Search Firms

Using a Physician Recruiter - a Checklist

Negotiating a Contract with an Employer

Work Restrictions

Introduction to the Group Practice Environment

Setting Your Expectations

LEGAL ASPECTS OF PHYSICIAN EMPLOYMENT

Medicare/Medicaid Anti-Kickback Concerns

Fraud and Abuse Issues

Problems with Fraud Control

Laws Governing Healthcare Fraud

False Claims

Causing the Submission of a False Claim

Damages Under the False Claims Act

Qui Tam Provisions of the False Claims Act

Antitrust Concerns for Physicians

The Purpose of the Antitrust Laws

Antitrust Laws in General

Antitrust Enforcement

Conspiracy in Restraint of Trade

Medicare Physician Incentive Plan Requirements

Physician Incentive Plan Regulation Questions and Answers

Substantial Financial Risk

Questions and Answers

Stop-Loss Production

Disclosure

Miscellaneous

Glossy

Corporate Practice of Medicine

Contract Law Basics

Parol Evidence and Incorporation of Exhibits and Attachments

Specified Services

Standards of Care

Exclusion of Other Statements

Contract of Record

Express of Implied Contracts

Quasi Contracts

Definiteness

Other Types of Contracts

Termination of an Offer

Duress Issues

Interpretation of Contracts

Assignments

Delegation of Duties

Discharge of Contracts

Bankruptcy

Breach of Contract

Liquidated Damages

A Checklist for Managed Care Agreements

Key Phrases to Raise Red Flags - how to respond

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Who Are the Neutrals?

Who Uses Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Arbitration and Mediation

Stages of an Arbitration

Arbitration and the Law

Advantages of ADR

Speed

Choice and Expertise of Impartial Neutrals

Informality and Flexibility

Privacy

Economy

Finality

Mediation

Types of Disputes Resolved by Mediation

The Neutrals

Scheduling a Mediation

Stages of Mediation

Administrative Fees

Deposits

Refunds

Typical Dispute Resolution language in Employment Agreements

Glossary of Dispute Resolution Terms

Physician Employment Contracts

Compensation and Benefits

Other Major Considerations

General Contract Terms

The Real Key to Success

Section Three - Managed Care

Managed Care Participation for the Newcomer

Health Maintenance Organizations

HMO Premium Rate Setting

HMO Models

HMO Provider Contracts

Point-of-Service Products in HMOs

Transferring Risk to Providers in the HMO Setting

Preferred Provider Organizations

Silent PPOs

Exclusive Provider Organizations

Independent Practice Associations

Physician Hospital Organizations

Management Services Organizations

EMPLOYMENT ARRANGEMENTS

Employed Physicians in the Hospital Sponsored Practice

What to Expect from the Contractor

Compensation

Grievances

Non-Compete Clauses

Full Partnership Arrangements

Duration of Partnership

Partner Disability Benefits

Medical Director Positions

EXAMPLES OF PHYSICIAN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS

Appendix 1 - Full Partnership Agreement

Appendix 2 - Hospital Affiliated Practice/Physician Practice Management (NonEquity)

Appendix 3 - Full-time Faculty Member - University Medical Corporation

Appendix 4 - Independent Contractor Agreement

Appendix 5 - Medical Director Employment Agreement

Appendix 6 - Group Practice Staff Physician Agreement

Appendix 7 - Managed Care and Other Related Case Law

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Author(s)

Biography

Maria K. Todd, PhD, is the CEO of HealthPro Consulting, Inc., the Executive Director of The Health Reimbursement Institute, and a Managing Partner with Global Health Sources, LLC.