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Physician Employment Contracts -- The No-Nonsense Facts You Need To Know

Physician Employment Contracts -- The No-Nonsense Facts You Need To Know


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Judy Capko, Author of Secrets of the Best-Run Practices (2nd Edition) and Take Bake Time: Bringing Time Management to Medicine

Whether you are the physician or administrator of a practice that is recruiting or the physician looking for a practice opportunity, this course provides inside scoop on the practical side of physician employment contracts. It offers the advice of a consultant who has done more than her fair share of damage control when disagreements emerge after the contract is signed. Don't let your contract fail to communicate intent, outline expectations and protect all the parties involved. This practical presentation will help you understand the essential elements of an employment contract and how to maneuver through a fair and equitable negotiation process.

Practice management guru Judy Capko will talk about conducting due diligence and the importance of guiding a discussion to share opinions and objectives. This information will prepare both parties to make an appropriate decision where professional goals, values and the practice culture come together.

Here's why it is important to invest 90-minutes in this course:
  • Physicians typically focus on the legalese of employment contracts, but fail to examine the practical issues that are critical to integrating and employed physician into the practice.
  • When there is a lack of clarity in the employment agreement administrators and office managers can get caught in the middle of a no-win situation.
  • Many physicians are making a shift from practice ownership to employment in a group setting...so agreements are becoming more commonplace.
  • Studies show that more young physicians are leaving their first position within just a few short years. The agreement is important at that time.
  • It's important for physicians to establish realistic expectations and discuss issues of concern.
  • Effective contract negotiations result in an equitable agreement that strengthens trust.
  • Dissatisfaction with employment is often based on perceptions and expectations that were not clearly defined before the contract was signed.

  • Join Judy Capko to hear the following:
  • Examine the nuances and misunderstandings that occur during the pre-employment process
  • Clarify points in the selection process that help match the practice and the candidate
  • Discuss the key factors essential to establishing a due diligence process
  • Identify red flags that should not be ignored
  • Learn how to guide a discussion that reveal motivations, objectives and concerns
  • Review practical elements that are essential components of a physician employment contract
  • Discuss strategies for successfully negotiating an fair contract
  • Meet Our Expert Speaker: Judy Capko is the founder of Capko & Company. Judy has specialized in medical practice operations, marketing and risk management for more than 20 years. She is the author of the runaway best-seller, Secrets of the Best-Run Practices (2nd Edition) published by Greenbranch Publishing and Take Back Time: Bringing Time Management to Medicine. Judy's emphasis is on building patient-centered strategies and valuing the contribution of the staff. Beyond this, she focuses on maximizing resources, resulting in improved operational and financial performance. Hundreds of physicians and administrators have benefited from her advice and innovative, energetic approach to organizational management and strategic planning. Judy has gained national recognition in her field, working with both small and large practices, as well as major academic faculty practices from coast to coast. Judy is a popular speaker for major health care conferences, national specialty associations, health care systems, regional medical societies and health care executive summits. She has been interviewed by and authored hundreds of articles for over 30 prestigious national journals.


    Moderator: Nancy Collins, Publisher of The Journal of Medical Practice Management®