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Physician/Hospital Engagement

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.

Resources

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.

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.

Annotated Model Physician-Hospital Employment Agreement
For the physician making a career move, Annotated Model Physician-Hospital Employment Agreement is a valuable resource that addresses the specific needs of physicians who are preparing to negotiate an employment contract with a hospital or related entity.

Physician’s Guide to Medical Staff Organization Bylaws
The American Medical Association's Physician's Guide to Medical Staff Organization Bylaws, fifth edition, is an outstanding reference manual for drafting or amending medical staff bylaws.

Annotated Model Co-Management Service Line Agreement
With service line agreements becoming more popular and more complex, the AMA introduces a new publication to assist physicians and their legal counsel in navigating these contracts.