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. Read the Guide
Restrictive Covenants in Physician ContractsRestrictive covenants (also called covenants not to compete) are primarily protective mechanisms used by employers to shield their patient bases and referral sources from competition. Read the Article
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. Read the Guide
Physician Compensation DataContains compensation levels for general internists and subspecialists. This information requires a log in and is only available to ACP Members. Access Data
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. Read More
Recipe for a Successful Locum Tenens Experience
The term Locum Tenens is latin for “holding one’s place” and represents temporary physician staffing. As the physician shortage in the U.S. continues to grow, a locum tenens opportunity may be right for you. Learn More
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. Read the Hiring Guide
Nurse Practitioners in Primary CareOver 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 CareThe 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. Read the Article
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Multimedia Learning Resources
More Related Links:
- ACP Internist Practice Resources
- Where We Stand: Issues of Advocacy
- Council of Early Career Physicians
ACP's Special Interest Groups
Connect with other ACP members through these members-only groups that promote community and networking through lively online discussions. Current groups include ACOs/New Practice Models, Emerging Technology, and more.
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