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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 Pajak at kathryn.pajak@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5450.
Principles for Physician Employment 
Release Date: April 12, 2013
End Date: April 12, 2016

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 for 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 relationship. 

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 enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 Pajak, 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 Certificate of Participation
In order to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, you must complete the post-test answering 5 out of 6 questions correctly, and complete the evaluation.

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 the content of this activity, please contact Katie Pajak at kathryn.pajak@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5450.

Should you have any technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335.


Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Member Price
$45.00
Non-Member Price
60 Registered Users
Credits
1.5 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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