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Live Principles for Physician Employment
Physicians are increasingly entering into employment relationships with hospitals, group practices, and other entities. The recently adopted AMA Principles for Physician Employment, which are grounded in AMA policy and the AMA Code of Medical Ethics, are intended to help physicians, those who employ physicians, and their respective advisors identify and address some of the unique challenges employment can present to professionalism and the practice of medicine. This 90-minute webinar will provide an overview of the Principles and their application to real-world situations in which the interests of the employer may differ from those of the physician and his or her patients. Should you have any questions regarding this activity, please contact Katie Tinney at kathryn.tinney@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5450.
Principles for Physician Employment 
Release Date: January 30, 2013  7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m., (CST) (90 minutes)

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Physicians are increasingly entering into employment relationships with hospitals, group practices, and other entities. The recently adopted AMA Principles for Physician Employment, which are grounded in AMA policy and the AMA Code of Medical Ethics, are intended to help physicians, those who employ physicians, and their respective advisors identify and address some of the unique challenges employment can present to professionalism and the practice of medicine.

This 90-minute webinar will provide an overview of the Principles and their application to real-world situations in which the interests of the employer may differ from those of the physician and his or her patients

Topic areas to be covered include:

  1. Conflicts of interest,
  2. Physician advocacy for their patients,
  3. Contracting,
  4. Hospital medical staff relations,
  5. Peer review and performance evaluations,
  6. Q&A

Objectives
At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to:

  1. Identify and describe potential areas of conflict between employed physicians and their employers. 
  2. Use the AMA Principles for Physician Employment as a resource guide physician and employer collaboration in the provision of safe, high-quality and cost-effective patient care. 

Target Audience
This activity is designed for those who employ physicians, employed physicians and physicians considering employment. It is also designed for attorneys who represent physician interests and members of the American Bar Association. 

Statement of Need
There is a need to provide education on the AMA Principles for Physician Employment to identify and describe potential areas of conflict between employed physicians and their employers. There is also a need to educate participants on how employed physicians can protect their ethical, professional and financial interests while maintaining the inviolability of the patient-physician reltionship. 

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies: patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and interdisciplinary teamwork. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Medical Association and the American Bar Association. The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee
Barney Cohen - Senior Attorney IV, Health Law/AMA

Jim DeNuccio, MBA, FACHE - Director of Physicians in Practice/AMA

Mary Kelly - AMA CME Program Committee

Julian Rivera - Partner/Brown McCarroll, LLP

Arthur D. Snow, Jr., MD - OMSS Governing Council Chair/AMA

Katie Tinney, MEd - Program Development Administrator/AMA

Keith Voogd - Senior Policy Analyst, OMSS/AMA

Faculty
Moderator:
Jay A. Gregory, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Muskogee Regional Medical Center (Oklahoma), Immediate Past Chair, AMA Organized Medical Staff Section

Panelists:
Kathleen L. Debruhl, JD - Owner, Kathleen L. Debruhl & Associates, LLC (New Orleans)
Norman P. Jeddeloh, JD - Partner, Arnstein & Lehr, LLP (Chicago)
Sidney S. Welch, JD - Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP (Atlanta)

Disclosure Statement
 
The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, neither the planners nor the faculty have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Receiving Your CME Credit
After viewing the webinar, in order to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must successfully complete the evaluation.

Receiving Your CLE Credit
CLE has been requested from every state with general mandatory continuing education requirements for lawyers. States with lawyer specialization programs have not been requested to certify this conference.
For more information on obtaining CLE credit please refer to the American Bar Association.

Hardware/software Requirements
Adobe Flash 9.0.115 or above

Audio speakers or headphones

Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.

MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.
Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.


Should you have any questions regarding this activity please contact Katie Tinney at kathryn.tinney@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5450.

 


Type:     Live Activity
FREE
Member Price
$45.00
Non-Member Price
140 Registered Users
Credits
1.5 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> AMA> Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians