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Evaluating and Choosing Your Mode of Practice
This program will discuss physician compensation in today’s environment. It will provide participants with information on variables that will assist them with understanding and making career choices that are more aligned with their professional and lifestyle interests. It will provide an overview of the basis for compensation and compensation methods used. It will provide an understanding of some of the differences experienced by physicians in similar specialties based on method of compensation, type of practice and practice ownership (solo, group and hospital). Time will be made available for Q and A and resources to assist participants with further understanding of the environment and choices will be identified. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Should you have any questions regarding the content, please contact Katie Pajak at or 1-312-464-5450.
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Evaluating and Choosing Your Mode of Practice 
Release Date: December 1, 2013
Expiration Date: March 1, 2014


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

  1. Describe the basis for physician compensation and the methods used in today's healthcare environment.
  2. Discuss the likely impact of health reform on reimbursement and compensation.
  3. Examine differences in compensation based on geography, experience, specialty, type of practice and practice ownership.
  4. Identify resources to enhance physicians' understanding compensation.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for medical staff leaders (Chief of Staffs, Medical Staff Presidents, Medical Directors and Medical Staff members), medical staff service professionals and medical staff legal counsel.  

Statement of Need
There is a need to provide education on modes of practice in relation to today's evolving health care environment and the state of our economy. Further, it is important to arm physicians with resources in understanding physician compensation depending on their geographical location, experience, specialty, type of practice and practice ownership.

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the ABMS/ACGME competency: systems-based practice.  

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Receiving Your CME Credit
To claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must; 1) view the webinar in its entirety, 2) successfully complete the quiz by answering 5 out of 6 questions correctly and 3) complete the evaluation

Planning Committee

Roger Brown, PhD - AMA CME Program Committee
James DeNuccio, MBA, FACHE - Director, Physicians in Practice/AMA
James Goodyear, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Jay Gregory, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Brian Johnston, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Robert Pugach, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Arthur D. Snow, Jr., MD - OMSS Governing Council Chair/AMA
atie Pajak, MEd - Program Development Administrator, OMSS/AMA

Bruce Johnston, JD, MPA - Partner, Faegre & Benson, LLP and consultant, MGMA Health Care Consulting Group

Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for the planners or faculty.  

Hardware/software Requirements
Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.
Web Browser: MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.
Browser Plug-in: Adobe Flash Player
PDF Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.

Audio speakers or headphones

Should you have any questions regarding the content of the activity, please contact Katie Pajak at 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)
Activity Price
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1 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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