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OMSS Education - Physician Employment

*View webcast to earn continuing medical education (CME) credit
--Free for AMA members; $30-45 for non-members.
*Negotiating your employment contract (June 2014)
*Principles for Physician Employment (Jan. 2013)
Employment Contracting: What to Ask For and How to Ask For It (Nov. 2009)
Important Contract Considerations for Physicians when Considering Employment (June 2009)

CME credit is no longer available for this program.


Charles Bond, Esq.


Employment of physicians has increasingly become more prevalent in today's hospital's. The structure and provisions of employment agreements can have far-reaching consequences for the practitioner, their patients and the employing organization. This program will provide an overview of relevant law and the implications of contract provisions on professional practice, compensation, and lifestyle. It will also highlight important considerations for those involved in the process such as, compensation, non-compete, on-call, re-payment and termination provisions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Cite background information on federal and state law as it relates to the corporate practice of medicine and physician employment.
  2. Differentiate between an independent contractor and an employment relationship.
  3. Identify national trends and statistical information on physician employment by hospitals.
  4. Describe the contracting process.
  5. Discuss the structure and standard provisions of a physician employment agreement.
  6. Explain the important provisions and considerations for those involved in the process of employment contracting.

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