Physician Employment Contracts
Numerous publications, websites, recruiters, and other resources are available to help physicians find employment opportunities. This guide discusses the selection and employment contracting process that follows the identification of a suitable opportunity. It is intended to assist both individual physicians seeking employment and physician groups recruiting a physician.
- Ethical and Professionalism Implications of Physician Employment and Health Care Business Practices: An American College of Physicians Policy Paper – This ACP policy paper lays out a framework that addresses the impact that business practices, employment terms and contracts can have on ethics and professionalism, including the patient-physician relationship.
- Physician Compensation Arrangements Fraud Alert
- Restrictive Covenants in Physician Contracts: Restrictive covenants (also called covenants not to compete) are primarily protective mechanisms used by employers to shield their patient bases and referral sources from competition.
Income Distribution and Partner Buy-Ins
This guide addresses two complex and related practice issues that impact individual physician finances - Physician compensation and Partner buy-in arrangements.
Part-Time Employment for Physicians
Part-time physicians can be a boon to a practice—if you do it right. How you set up such arrangements—e.g. job-sharing or a single physician—depends on how the practice works together as a team and on the needs of both the part-time physician and the practice as a whole.
Hiring a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner
In recent years, internists have been pressured to see more patients while continuing to provide the highest quality of care. Adding another physician to your practice can help but adding a physician assistant (PA) or nurse practitioner (NP) may be an even better solution. A PA or NP can increase your practice’s accessibility, productivity, and revenue while contributing to excellent quality and patient satisfaction.
- Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care
Over the past 20 years, an increase in the numbers of NPs, enactment of state laws expanding the scope of practice, prescriptive authority and third-party reimbursement, and national efforts to improve health care access, have resulted in expanded roles for NPs in providing primary care services. Read More
- Physician Assistants in Primary Care
The roles of physician–physician assistant (PA) teams have expanded over the past 20 years in response to shortages in the primary care physician supply, changing health care needs of the population, and the outstanding track record of this team-based model of care. Read the Article
Effective Personnel Evaluation
ACP has developed this example to aid internist practices in designing effective performance review systems for their staff.
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