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Live Negotiating your employment contract
Physicians are increasingly entering into employment and other contractual relationships with hospitals, group practices, and other health care organizations and delivery systems. Employment and contractual arrangements can benefit physicians and their patients, but employed physicians face a unique set of challenges as they seek to protect their professional, ethical and financial interests while maintaining the inviolability of the patient-physician relationship. The AMA has developed a range of products and services to help physicians understand and manage their employment and contractual relationships. Foremost among these are the AMA’s Annotated Model Physician-Hospital Employment Agreement and Annotated Model Physician Practice Employment Agreement, which address the specific needs of physicians who are preparing to negotiate employment contracts with hospitals and group practices, respectively. The AMA has also developed extensive Principles for Physician Employment, which 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 program will educate physicians on how to negotiate with potential employers to develop an optimum employment agreement. Using the AMA’s physician employment resources as a guide, the program will address key areas a physician should consider when reviewing a contract, and provide insight on where a physician should focus negotiation efforts by describing which provisions of an employment agreement are most likely to be negotiable. It will also provide strategies to use when negotiating an employment agreement. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335. 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.
Negotiating your employment contract
Release Date:
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10:35 - 11:35 a.m., (CDT) (60 minutes) Hyatt Regency Chicago - Crystal Ballroom B (Green Level/West Tower)
Participants can claim credit until October 6, 2014

After registering for the activity, you must; 1) enter an access code to unlock the activity, 2) scroll to the bottom of the page and click continue to advance to the next tab, and 3) complete the evaluation to receive your certificate.

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

  1. Identify key areas a physician should consider when reviewing an employment agreement.
  2. Identify which areas of an employment agreement are most likely to be negotiable.
  3. Discuss strategies to use when negotiating an employment agreement.

Receiving Your CME Credit
In order to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must complete the evaluation. Participants can claim credit until October 6, 2014.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for medical staff leaders, medical staff professionals and medical staff legal counsel. 


Statement of Need
This program is intended to meet the educational needs of physicians seeking strategies to help physicians effectively negotiate with potential employers to develop an optimum employment agreement. Specifially, identify the key ares a physician should consider when reviewing an employment agreement and which areas of an employment agreement are most likely to be negotiable.

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competency: professionalism.   

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

Credit Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this live activity 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.

Planning Committee
Mary Kelly - AMA CME Program Committee
Arthur D. Snow, Jr., MD - Chair, OMSS Governing Council and Chair of OMSS 2014 Annual Education Program Planning Committee/AMA
Syed Danish, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Raj Lal, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Don Lee, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Howie Lazar, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Lee S. Perrin, MD - Delegate, OMSS Governing Council/AMA
Matthew Gold, MD - Alternate Delegate, OMSS Governing Council/AMA

David J. Welsh, MD - Vice Chair, OMSS Governing Council/AMA
Keith Voogd - Director, OMSS, Owner/Operator Marketing Segment, Physician Engagement/AMA
Kathryn Pajak, MEd - Program Development Administrator, OMSS, Owner/Operator Marketing Segment, Physician Engagement/AMA


Faculty

Norman Jeddeloh - Litigation Group, Arnstein & Lehr, LLP 

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.

Hardware/software Requirements
Adobe Flash 9.0.115 or above

Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.
MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, 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 technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. 


Type:     Live Activity
FREE
Activity Price
33 Registered Users
Credits
1 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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