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Employment Contracts for Physicians: The Comprehensive Guide
Are you a physician thinking about accepting an employment relationship? Whether you are just starting your practice or making a career-changing move, discover in detail how to evaluate contractual arrangements so you can achieve and protect your best interest.
This guide analyzes the risks, benefits, and other considerations of an employment decision. It broadly encompasses traditional employment relationships and newly invented relationships with institutional employers. It discusses all aspects of a physician's contractual employment. In particular, it scrutinizes the risks and benefits of employment by hospital-sponsored entities including compensation models, restrictive covenants, handling of medical records, and health and liability insurance.
Before you sign an employment agreement, be sure to read this information-packed guide written by a seasoned attorney.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the pros and cons of physician employment in traditional private practice versus a hospital- or management-controlled employer;
- Summarize the differences between traditional and “new” physician compensation models;
- Recognize the impact employment contracts have on duties, work schedule, medical decisionmaking, and personal liability; and
- Discuss options regarding post-employment noncompete restrictions.
Competencies This program addresses the following desirable physician attributes: Professionalism.
This program is developed for physicians, residents, and students of medical professionals in all specialties.
Released: July 5, 2012Revised: June 24, 2019
Expires: June 24, 2022 No refunds or exchanges will be processed for this program.
|9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)
The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Texas Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Texas Medical Association requires physician to complete 70-percent of the test questions correctly to receive credit for this course.
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This course has been designated for 9 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.