Call coverage requirements in physician employment agreemnts need to be carefully examined. MGMA benchmarks can help to establish reasonable boundaries.
The first employment agreement may not guarantee ownership, but it’s critically important that a path to ownership is discussed.
How Will the Employer React When MGMA Benchmarks are Cited in a Physician Employment Agreement Review?
The bottom line is that physicians must know the bottom line. You don’t always achieve all of the MGMA benchmarks in negotiations, but knowledge is power.
Physicians can be concerned about the employer’s reaction to a legal review of a physician employment agreement, but I have never had a negative reaction.
The Manual of Policies and Procedures for Direct Primary Care may be all you need to get back to practicing medicine by really connecting with your patients.