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Employment Contracting: What to ask for? How to ask for it?
As our economic health care system continues to change and reorganize, more new and established physicians are becoming employed physicians. As a result there has been an increase in the amount of physicians that are covered by employment contracts. According to Dr. Michael Maves, past CEO of American Medical Association, “Physician employment is an integral part of the practice of medicine. Many physicians today are employed by small group practices, multispecialty group practices, medical faculty practice plans, hospitals and other institutions.” The AMA Office of the General Counsel has developed an Annotated Model Physician Employment Agreement as a resource for physicians who are negotiating an employment contract. The manual is a resource for both employed physicians and physician groups that employ physicians. To further educate physicians on employment contracts this educational program will provide an overview on what to ask for and how to ask for it when negotiating a contract. It will also highlight the provisions of an agreement and some negotiating techniques when entering into a contract. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335. If you have questions regarding the content, please contact Katie Pajak at kathryn.pajak@ama-assn.org or 1-312-464-5450.

Employment Contracting: What to ask for? How to ask for it?
Release Date:
December 6, 2013
End Date:
December 6, 2014

Objectives

  1. Identify what to ask for when entering into an employment contract.
  2. Discuss strategies for what to ask for when negotiating an employment agreement.
  3. Explain the provisions within an employment contract.
  4. Describe some negotiating techniques to utilize when entering into an employment agreement.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for medical staff leaders, they may be the hospital Chief of Staff, Medical Staff President, Medical Director, or simply a staff member interested in medical staff leadership.

Statement of Need
There is a need to provide education on strategies for negotiating an employment agreement, particularly on what to ask for and how to ask for it when entering into an employment contract. Further, an explanation of the provisions within the employment agreement along with some negotiating techniques to utilize when entering into a contract is needed.

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies: interpersonal and communications skills; professionalism; systems-based practice; interdisciplinary teamwork; and quality improvement.

Receiving Your Certificate of Participation
In order to receive your Certificate of Participation, you must complete an evaluation.

Planning Committee
Roger Brown, PhD – AMA CME Program Committee
James A. DeNuccio, MBA, FACHE - Director of Physicians in Practice/AMA
Louita C. Edje, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Jon Fanning, CAE - Director, Resident and Fellow Section/AMA
James A. Goodyear, MD, FACS – OMSS Representative/AMA
Jay A. Gregory, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
John Knote, MD - Governing Council, Senior Physician Section/AMA
Joseph L. Murphy, MD - OMSS Representative and Governing Council, Senior Physician Section/AMA
Kathryn Pajak, MEd - Program Development Administrator, OMSS/AMA
Lewis D. Yecies, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA

Faculty
Etta Pisano, MD Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at UNC School of Medicine, Kenan Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Director of the UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center and Director of the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute

Monica Wehby, MD, Director of Pediatoric Neurosurgery at Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital

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Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.
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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 technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335.

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Member Price
$30.00
Non-Member Price
17 Registered Users
Credits
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