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Physician Contract Guidebook

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SKU: 8777


ISBN#: 9781568294353

Whether dealing with a partner, employee, medical facility or resident relationship, physician contracts are complex and have many important provisions and legal nuances.

This book provides a practical, easy-to-understand approach to creating successful and binding physician contracts based on legal theory, case law, medical literature and management techniques.

In addition to providing an overview of the legal basics, the book covers issues such as retention, discipline, termination and non-compete clauses.

This useful resource includes case studies, templates and samples for:

  • Physician services contracts
  • Physician compensation
  • Physician independent contractor agreements
  • Physician partnership agreements
  • Physician employment agreements
  • Hospitalist employment agreements
  • General office-based physician agreements
  • Specialty practice employment agreements
  • Resident education, training and employment agreements

Rade B. Vukmir, MD, JD, FCCP, FACEP, FACHE

Vukmir is president of Critical Care Medicine Associates; chief clinical officer for National Guardian Risk Retention Group and the ECI PSO; and chairman of ECI Healthcare Partners Education and Risk Management Department. Board-certified in emergency medicine and critical care medicine, Vukmir is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He also holds a law degree, with a certificate in health law. He is the author of 43 peer-reviewed medical journal articles and nine books, and serves as scientific reviewer or editor for two dozen medical journals. Vukmir also serves as adjunct professor of emergency medicine at Temple University. He has served on ACEP's Medicolegal and Public Relation committees and as councillor, media spokesman and ACEP News Editorial Board.


Chapter 1 – Overview

Chapter 2 – Legal Basics and Contract Overview

  • Contract Basics
  • Contract Law
  • Contract Language
  • Contract Provisions


Chapter 3 – Contract Issues

  • Termination
  • Hospital Consolidation
  • Post-Employment Relationship
  • Non-Compete Provision
  • Restrictive Covenant
  • Covenant Not to Compete
  • Non-Compete Clause
  • Non-Interference Clause
  • Contract Loss
  • Management Issues
  • Management Models
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Disruptive Physician Behavior


Chapter 4 – Contract Framework

  • Independent Contractor
  • Partnership
  • Employee


Chapter 5 – Contract Analysis

Chapter 6 – Effect of Specialty on Contracts

Chapter 7 – Resident Training and Education Contracts

  • General Terms
  • Facility or Program Responsibilities
  • Resident Physician Responsibilities
  • Resident Compensation and Benefits
  • Legal Standards


Chapter 8 – Legal Recommendations

  • Ten Biggest Legal Mistakes
  • Twelve Rules of Contracts


Chapter 9 – Cases and Controversy

  • Wrongful Termination Allegation
  • Termination With or Without Cause
  • Covenant Not to Compete
  • Employment Relationship
  • Independent Contractor
  • Corporate Practice of Medicine
  • False Claims Act
  • Contract Loss
  • Discrimination
  • Academic Dispute
  • Compensation Dispute



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