The Physician Employment Contract Handbook, 2nd Edition

Book description

No matter which way you look at it, whether you own your own practice, become a part of a large physician group, or become an employee of a hospital, you will be signing an employment contract of some sort. Revised and updated, The Physician Employment Contract Handbook, Second Edition: A Guide to Structuring Equitable Arrangements provides sample physician employment contracts and explains how each contract works.

The new edition includes increased information on the latest managed care entities and a review of basic concepts in fraud and abuse, corporate practice of medicine, and antitrust concerns. The author discusses the various legal and compliance issues related to physician employment, such as anti-self referral and anti-kickback issues, and examines how to resolve disputes through arbitration or mediation. The author also outlines the pros and cons of various partnership arrangements.

After you have finished this book, you will be able to ask meaningful questions of legal and accounting counsel, do a preliminary review and analysis of the agreement offered, and even compare a prospective employer’s contract to other standard agreements without endangering confidentiality agreements. You will be able to design standard text, saving time and money on legal fees by having counsel review and add the final touches to contract drafts instead of starting from scratch. With proper planning and a clear understanding of both short- and long-term objectives, you can move into the future and take advantage of opportunities in the current healthcare revolution.

Table of contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Contents (1/2)
  3. Contents (2/2)
  4. Foreword
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Author
  8. Chapter 1: Introduction (1/2)
  9. Chapter 1: Introduction (2/2)
  10. Chapter 2: Working with Search Firms (1/2)
  11. Chapter 2: Working with Search Firms (2/2)
  12. Chapter 3: An Introduction to the Group Practice Environment (1/2)
  13. Chapter 3: An Introduction to the Group Practice Environment (2/2)
  14. Chapter 4: Medicare and Medicaid Antikickback Concerns, Fraud and Abuse Concerns (1/2)
  15. Chapter 4: Medicare and Medicaid Antikickback Concerns, Fraud and Abuse Concerns (2/2)
  16. Chapter 5: Antitrust Concerns for Physicians
  17. Chapter 6: Medicare Physician Incentive Plan Requirements (1/4)
  18. Chapter 6: Medicare Physician Incentive Plan Requirements (2/4)
  19. Chapter 6: Medicare Physician Incentive Plan Requirements (3/4)
  20. Chapter 6: Medicare Physician Incentive Plan Requirements (4/4)
  21. Chapter 7: Corporate Practice of Medicine (1/2)
  22. Chapter 7: Corporate Practice of Medicine (2/2)
  23. Chapter 8: Contract Law Basics (1/2)
  24. Chapter 8: Contract Law Basics (2/2)
  25. Chapter 9: A Checklist for Managed Care Agreements as They Apply to the Employed Physician
  26. Chapter 10: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) (1/3)
  27. Chapter 10: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) (2/3)
  28. Chapter 10: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) (3/3)
  29. Chapter 11: Physician Employment Contracts
  30. Chapter 12: Where Money Comes from in Order to Pay You (1/2)
  31. Chapter 12: Where Money Comes from in Order to Pay You (2/2)
  32. Chapter 13: Employed Physicians in the Hospital-Sponsored Practice (1/2)
  33. Chapter 13: Employed Physicians in the Hospital-Sponsored Practice (2/2)
  34. Chapter 14: Full Partnership Arrangements (1/2)
  35. Chapter 14: Full Partnership Arrangements (2/2)
  36. Chapter 15: Medical Director Positions
  37. Chapter 16: Concierge Medicine: Contracting with the New Employer of Physicians—Consumers (1/2)
  38. Chapter 16: Concierge Medicine: Contracting with the New Employer of Physicians—Consumers (2/2)
  39. Appendix 1: Full Partnership Agreement (1/3)
  40. Appendix 1: Full Partnership Agreement (2/3)
  41. Appendix 1: Full Partnership Agreement (3/3)
  42. Appendix 2: Full-Time Faculty Member—University Medical Corporation (1/2)
  43. Appendix 2: Full-Time Faculty Member—University Medical Corporation (2/2)
  44. Appendix 3: Physician Employment Agreement (1/2)
  45. Appendix 3: Physician Employment Agreement (2/2)
  46. Appendix 4: Independent Contractor Agreement (1/2)
  47. Appendix 4: Independent Contractor Agreement (2/2)
  48. Appendix 5: Medical Director Employment Agreement (1/2)
  49. Appendix 5: Medical Director Employment Agreement (2/2)
  50. Appendix 6: New Medical Group Employment Agreement (1/2)
  51. Appendix 6: New Medical Group Employment Agreement (2/2)
  52. Appendix 7: Sample Concierge Medicine Practice Membership Agreement
  53. Back Cover

Product information

  • Title: The Physician Employment Contract Handbook, 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Maria K. Todd
  • Release date: February 2011
  • Publisher(s): Productivity Press
  • ISBN: 9781439895405