Business and Management Issues
To survive in today's health-care environment, the physician must not only be a well-trained clinician but also must possess some business acumen and skills to keep afloat. This section offers general legal information about the business side of medical practice.
If you need a referral to a qualified attorney, please contact your state or local medical society, or your state bar association.
Annotated Model Physician Employment Agreement
2008 Updated Edition
The AMA Office of General Counsel has developed this resource for physicians who want to be better prepared to negotiate an employment contract with a group or other entity. Members can access the Annotated Model Physician Employment Agreement in PDF format above for free, and printed versions of this book can be ordered by calling toll free (800) 621-8335. Mention product number OP319200.
National Managed Care Contract
A comprehensive resource, which is based on the most physician-favorable managed care laws and regulations from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
National Practitioner Data Bank
AMA legal issues - business and management issues - National Practitioner Data Bank NPDB
Alternative Dispute Resolution
AMA - Final Report on Commision on Health Care Dispute Resolution, July 1998
Summary of information on antitrust
Interactions with pharmaceutical industry representatives
Guidance documents for interactions between drug producers and health care professionals.