Each day, medical practice administrators face a variety of operational challenges regarding physician employment contracts, time off, going part-time, disruptions, seniority pay and more.
This best-selling manual has been revised to assist practice administrators in setting policies and procedures for managing physicians on a day-to-day basis – from recruitment, contracting, retention, discipline and retirement. This manual is applicable for nearly any size physician practice.
This book is your one-stop resource for addressing these pressing issues — helping you maintain succinct, comprehensive policies and procedures that identify your medical practice’s philosophy, while ensuring efficiency, consistency and quality in the services provided to your patients.
The MGMA physician policies manual provides you with time-tested policies on physician governance, including:
- Employment, recruitment and relocation
- Physician employment contracts
- Buy-in/buy-out agreements
- Part-time physicians
- Call coverage
- Governing boards
- Stipends, CEUs, and loan repayment
- Physician training and orientation
- Clinical care
- Clinical guidelines
- Quality improvement
- Risk management
- Patient relations and care coordination
- Physician satisfaction surveys
- Physician compacts
- Peer review
- Communicating test results
Published by MGMA, 2011, 336pp., ISBN 978-56829-386-8
Listen to author Marshall Baker as he explains what you’ll learn from
Marshall M. Baker, FACMPE
Baker is an experienced healthcare executive, administrator, educator and consultant. He has provided assistance to individuals and organizations addressing all aspects of healthcare management and planning.
His areas of focus include strategic positioning, group practice governance, operations assessment/process improvement and group practice organizational structure.
With more than 35 years in medical group practice – he has served as the executive for both single specialty and multi-specialty medical group practices as well as a consultant to hospitals, health systems and physician groups. Baker is the current president Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and a judge for the HealthLeaders Top Leadership Teams competition.
He is a past president of the American College of Medical Practice Executives, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Assembly of MGMA, Ohio MGMA and New Mexico MGMA. He has served as chair of numerous MGMA committees and task forces.
Kenneth M. Hekman, MBA, FACMPE
Hekman established The Hekman Group as a healthcare consulting firm in 1990, guided by his passion and intuition to help physicians make wise business decisions.
He is also the president of Health Development International, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing sustainable healthcare to developing countries, and has personally served over 400 healthcare organizations on five continents with a distinctive blend of organizational development insights and visionary leadership.
He helps physicians and healthcare leaders discern their business opportunities and develop sustainable strategies through technical analysis, honest reflection and consensus building. He functions as an organizational anthropologist, dissecting and building a culture of performance.
Hekman is the author of six healthcare management books. A continuous learner, Ken holds an MBA in marketing and business strategy, and is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives.
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