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Considerations for Clinician Contracting – An Employer Perspective

Considerations for Clinician Contracting – An Employer Perspective

Having written a series of posts over the years addressing employment contracting from the physician perspective, one of our readers reached out to let us know that Nixon Law Group should, likewise, address physician/clinician employment contracting from the perspective of the healthcare employer.  Considerations for Clinician Contracting – An Employer Perspective…

Six Things to Watch Out for in Physician Employment Agreements

Six Things to Watch Out for in Physician Employment Agreements

Healthcare reform and the shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement has brought a host of new complexities to the day-to-day practice of medicine.  As a result, more and more physicians are choosing to be employed by a hospital or health system, rather than owning and running their own practice.

While physician employment is not a new concept, the relationship between employed physicians and their employers is shifting as the model for healthcare reimbursement shifts.  Employers not only expect their physician employees to meet or exceed RVU (“Relative Value Unit”) production goals, but also to move the needle on certain quality metrics that reflect the overall health of the patient population. This new paradigm creates unique challenges and risks for employed physicians, and is all the more reason for physicians considering employment to pay close attention to what their employment contracts actually require of them.