The Final Hurdle: A Physician's Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement

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Advantage Media Group, 2012 - Medical - 116 pages
Get Your Career Off on the Right Track!
Everything Physicians Need to Know About Employment Contracts


COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
•Dangers of productivity compensation
•Common incentive compensation formulas – what needs to be included
•Benefits to look out for in addition to your compensation
•How to determine if you are “disabled,” and how the employer should NOTbe able to make this determination
•What the employer can, and can't negotiate as far as benefits
•Stark law traps, and how to avoid them

RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS
•What's really important in restrictive covenants, and what isn't worth negotiating over
•Minimizing the impact of a restrictive covenant
•How you can be released from a restrictive covenant
•Negotiation strategies in buy-outs of restrictive covenants

CALL COVERAGE
•The language you must have

DEFINING WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU
•Patient contact hours expectations
•What flexibility an employer will demand

THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT
•Issues with hospital and managed care credentialing, and how to work around them
•Grounds for termination
•“Without cause” termination issues

OTHER ISSUES IN AGREEMENTS TO WATCH OUT FOR
•Medical record issues
•Assignment of location of service
•Budgetary weasel language to avoid
•Malpractice issues in common provisions

MALPRACTICE INSURANCE
•The types of coverage, and the significance when you leave
•Need for “tail coverage”
•How to minimize the devastating cost of “tail coverage”

PRIVATE PRACTICE ISSUES
•Time to ownership
•Concerns with “guaranteed” ownership
•Costs of the buy-in
•Methodologies for determining the buy-in, and the pros and cons of each
•Why a cheap buy-in may not be in your best interest
•What provisions are absolutely vital in regard to future ownership


 

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Contents

introduction
13
They Cant Enforce That Can They?
43
Chapter 4
75
Conclusion
103
ten key Questions
121
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About the author (2012)

Dennis Hursh has been providing healthcare legal services in Pennsylvania since 1982. Since 1992, he has been Managing Partner of Hursh & Hursh, P.C., serving the legal needs of a variety of clients including physicians, physician groups, integrated delivery systems, and preferred provider organizations.

Dennis offers tailored legal services for physicians and medical practices in Pennsylvania. He is dedicated to serving the needs of physicians.

He received his bachelor's degree from Dickinson College in 1976, his juris doctor from the Dickinson School of Law in 1982, and his master of laws in taxation from Georgetown University in 1985.

Dennis is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, where he is involved in the Physician Organizations Substantive Law Committee. In addition, he is a member of the American Bar Association's Health Law Section. He also serves as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Health Law Section, where he is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Professional Providers.


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