Model Conflict Management Process
New resource! The Joint Commission hospital accreditation standards require the adoption of a conflict management process to resolve conflicts between the medical staff and the hospital administration/governing body. To assist medical staffs in fulfilling this requirement, the AMA has developed a Model Conflict Management Process, which provides language for incorporation into organized medical staff bylaws.
Annotated Model Co-Management Service Line Agreement
New resource! With service line agreements becoming both more popular and more complex, the AMA introduces a new resource to assist physicians and their legal counsel in navigating and negotiating these contracts. AMA members may view the interactive Co-Management Service Line Agreement online for free. Coming soon, non-members will be able to purchase access to the current edition through the AMA Bookstore. View the table of contents.
Annotated Model Physician-Hospital Employment Agreement
This valuable resource addresses the specific needs of physicians who are preparing to negotiate an employment contract with a hospital or related entity. AMA members may view the interactive Physician-Hospital Agreement online for free. Non-members may purchase access to the current edition through the AMA Bookstore. View the table of contents.
Physician's Guide to Medical Staff Organization Bylaws, Fifth Edition
Because medical staff bylaws are considered a contract and legally binding in most states, it is extremely important that they are well designed and well written. This publication contains practical guidance on bylaws development, model bylaws language, information on emerging issues and recent trends in medical staff reengineering.
Annotated Model Physician Employment Agreement
Download the annotated model physician employment agreement
AMA Conflict of Interest Guidelines for the Organized Medical Staff
To help the OMS in developing a cogent Conflict of Interest (COI) policy, the AMA has developed the Organized Medical Staff Conflict of Interest Guidelines.
Principles for Strengthening the Physician-Hospital Relationship
Printable version of these Principles now available; contact the OMSS to order a poster of the Principles to post in your medical staff lounge.
Principles for a Sustainable and Successful Hospitalist Program
Printable version of Principles for a sustainable and successful hospitalist program now available
To order a poster of the Principles to post in your medical staff lounge, please contact OMSS Staff
Accountable care organization "how-to" manual
The AMA has created an educational resource specifically designed to help physicians succeed with new payment models: "ACO, CO-OPs and Other Options: A "How-To" Manual for Physicians Navigating a Post-Health Reform World."
Allied Health Professionals Survey
Conducted by AMA Organized Medical Staff Section in cooperation with National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS)
View the results of the survey
AMA Model Informed Consent
Download the AMA Model Informed Consent Form
Opportunities for Medical Staffs regarding Community Health Needs
Printable version of the Opportunties for Medical Staffs regarding Community Health Needs now available
To order a poster of the Opportunities to post in your medical staff lounge, please contact OMSS Staff
AMA Practice Management Alerts
The AMA's free Practice Management Alerts provide timely e-mail updates to help you and your staff stay up to date on unfair payer practices, ways to counter these practices, and practice management resources and tools.
National Managed Care Contract Database
This database helps you review and negotiate contracts and managing ongoing relationships with insurers. AMA members and their staff can search and compare model contract language, AMA policy, issue briefs on important managed care topics, and the full text of all indvidual managed care state and federal laws.
EMTALA Quick Reference Guide for On-Call Physicians
This EMTALA Quick Reference Guide is intended as an abbreviated summary of what is expected of on-call physicians. It is NOT intended to be an all encompassing or comprehensive discussion of EMTALA. For more extensive information regarding requirements and obligations for EMTALA compliance and to determine how a particular organization can be compliant, physicians and hospitals are urged to review the EMTALA statutes, relevant Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) EMTALA regulations, and obtain appropriate counsel from their own hospital and medical staff attorneys.
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