Malpractice insurance in physician employment agreements can be huge issues – physicians must ensure that they are protected, or be trapped in a job.
For cause termination of a physician employment agreement can have a huge impact on your career, so these provisions must be reviewed and negotiated.
Fellowship programs develop superb clinical skills, but fellowship directors should also provide information about physician employment agreement basics.
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.