Physician Contract Review and Compensation Analysis

Protect Yourself - Physician Contract Review


It’s only natural for a physician to be confused by the legalese in an employment agreement. You have spent years mastering medicine – not law. 

My physician contract review and compensation analysis will help you avoid the traps so carefully laid by the employer’s attorney, so you can get the contract you deserve.

How I Can Help You

I help physicians who are confused by their contracts with my contract review and compensation analysis, so they can get a fair deal. The Physician Prosperity Program® includes a complete, fixed fee, physician contract  review and compensation analysis personally performed by attorney Dennis Hursh, author of The Final Hurdle – a Physician’s Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement.

I protect physicians in all 50 states.

The Physician Prosperity Program® includes:

  • Analysis of the contract language in each provision, with detailed recommended replacement language to protect you against hidden pitfalls in language designed by the employer’s attorney
  • Comparison of the compensation provisions with MGMA benchmarks for your specialty in the employer’s area, including an analysis of vacation, CME, guaranteed compensation, productivity compensation, signing bonus, and relocation allowances. My physician contract review letter will point out any shortfalls (and my email to you will tell you when a benchmark has been exceeded by the offer), so you know if you are getting a reasonable offer, or if you are “leaving money on the table”
  • Discussion of the benefits offered, including what benefits other physicians have received that are not contained in the offer
  • Analysis of the restrictive covenant to make sure you can still practice medicine in this location if you leave this position
  • Review of the call coverage requirements. My physician contract review letter will include suggestions for additional payments when the call coverage exceeds benchmarks – to avoid “death by 24/7”
  • Analysis of the malpractice insurance provisions – the wrong language can cost you as much as four months’ pay if you leave
  • If you are joining a private practice, I analyze the time until ownership, the buy-in calculation methodology, and assurances about your rights as an owner – and suggest changes where appropriate to protect you
  • Discussion of other issues, including patient contact hour requirements, and concerns about starting work when scheduled, so you don’t end up moving to town and not being allowed to work

How it works

After purchasing the physician contract review, you will receive an email asking you to transmit the agreement and any concerns you have to me. Many physicians do this by email, but I will be available by phone, too. In three business days from the time you purchase the Physician Prosperity Program® and transmit the draft physician employment agreement along with any concerns you have about the agreement and the information I will need to perform the MGMA analysis, you will receive a detailed physician contract review letter from me.

After you receive my physician contract review letter, you will have the opportunity to discuss it with me, to make sure all of your concerns were met, and to correct any factual inaccuracies, or to point out things that were verbally promised but didn’t make it into the physician employment agreement. These discussions, and revisions of the letter following these discussions, are included in the initial fixed fee.

Once you are completely comfortable with the physician contract review letter, you transmit the letter to your potential employer. 

Dennis Hursh is a physicians' attorney who provides professional legal reviews helping physicians

Meet Dennis

If you have received the first draft of an employment agreement, you probably find yourself in a dilemma. You don’t want to make a mistake and accept an unfair agreement that you know was drafted by a lawyer for the employer who is focused on getting the best possible arrangement for the employer. At the same time, you don’t want to alienate your future colleagues. My experience as a physician’s attorney assures that you can get the best deal possible, without unduly upsetting the employer.

I am exclusively devoted to increasing physician career satisfaction by reviewing and negotiating fair physician  agreements. I am a veteran physicians’ attorney who has provided physician contract review services for over 30 years. My practice is based in Pennsylvania, but I assist physicians in all 50 states.

My extensive experience in physician contract review led me to write the definitive book on physician employment agreements, “The Final Hurdle – a Physician’s Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement”.

Let me help you achieve success (however you define it) in the important contract you are facing.

I Will Help You Get What's Fair

You deserve to be treated fairly. I have been providing physician contract review  for more than 30  years. I can review and negotiate your physician employment agreement to help you  get what you deserve. This is my craft.  You don’t need to enter this vital negotiation alone.  Let my experience protect your interests.


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