Fellowship programs develop superb clinical skills, but fellowship directors should also provide information about physician employment agreement basics.
Physician Contracts Blog
Patient contact hour requirements in physician employment agreements are one of the most important determinants of physician lifestyle.
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 cost of failing to give the notice required by your physician employment agreement can be substantial, and the effect on your reputation could be worse.
Negotiating your first physician contract influences the rest of your life – beyond your professional career. Use every resource to assure the best outcome.
Without cause termination in physician employment contracts can be stressful for the physician, but there are beneficial aspects that can be exploited.
A rant about hospital negotiations, from a physician’s lawyer who has been in the trenches with these David and Goliath battles.
Once you have had your physician employment agreement reviewed, it’s important that you take full advantage of the analysis.