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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 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. 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 Data
      Contains 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 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. Read the Article

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