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10 Points for Reviewing Physician Employment Agreements

March 10, 2015

Employment Attorney Scott ConnollyBy: Scott Connolly

A physician’s employment agreement with a group practice or hospital is an important document.  It may set expectations regarding clinical duties, working conditions, the resources the physician needs to treat patients, service locations, and evaluation for ownership (for group practices).  These factors will greatly affect the physician’s professional and personal life. A physician’s employment agreement also will establish key contractual obligations for both the physician and the group practice or hospital concerning compensation and benefits, the term of employment, early termination and its consequences, professional liability coverage, patient records, post-termination restrictions, indemnification, and mediation and dispute resolution.

Here are 10 important points that should be carefully reviewed in a physician’s employment agreement.

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