May 3rd 2021
For those looking for a new job, the following are some key considerations that might limit potential for burnout.
September 4th 2020
Competition is a rough process, but it still has to be fair, which is why antitrust laws were created.
August 27th 2020
Rapid, flexible care is cost-effective care—even in a pandemic
August 19th 2020
Few employers readily assume responsibility in initial contracts — make sure you read the fine print and negotiate.
August 12th 2020
Three predictable and recurring legal and financial risks physicians face when holding informal jointly-owned with extended family.
Health insurance companies hemorrhaging billions from employer groups, Medicare
Physicians: Negotiate your rates. Hold the payers accountable.
Backstage Support Heroes: Gratitude for those working magic behind the scenes
Rapid credentializations have allowed healthcare professionals to practice across multiple states during the pandemic.
Written employment contract updates for physician practices to consider in the wake of COVID19
Revise contracts now with practical solutions for potential disaster that could occur in the future.
COVID19 demonstrates need for independent physciain groups to assert authority against payers
The pandemic is changing physician leverage.
Proper termination of an existing contract
Negotiate before the contract is signed.
Steps to follow if closures or layoffs become necessary due to Covid-19
Check in with counsel and stay on top of what your state and the federal government may be doing to assist medical practices and other small businesses to survive.
How turnover in critical roles leave health organizations vulnerable
Finding and retaining qualified office staff can be challenging for physician practices
7 things to include in your practice's governance agreement
How to build a robust governance agreement that can help your practice weather any storm.
Medical directors are more than just a title
Recent cases underscore that what a medical director is paid must be of fair market value and the CMS duty requirements must be met.
Managing your payer mix to improve your bottom line
Payers don’t dole out equal pay for equal work, so it benefits your physician practice to understand who pays what (so you can negotiate more).
6 ways to improve your revenue cycle management
Increase your medical practice's revenue by understanding payer reimbursement tactics.
How to renegotiate payer contracts
Don’t settle for a bad deal. Boost your profits by renegotiating your payer contracts.
Partnership agreements: Why it may be time for an overhaul
Nine areas that every partnership agreement should consider.
Valentine’s Day starts prenup season
February 14 marks the beginning of the end for the “proposal season,” meaning that many newly-engaged couples are planning for weddings, honeymoons, and, if they’re prudent, prenuptial agreements.
4 challenges and 4 solutions to improve the locum tenens credentialing process
Credentialing is a critical undertaking no matter the size of your practice. Here's how to make the process less cumbersome.
Thinking of buying or selling a medical practice? Read this first.
The decision to buy, sell, or merge a medical practice is more complicated than ever, and physician owners must have a clear understanding of the legal structure of the potential transaction.
When owner relationships fall apart
Providers must sign an agreement for how to handle disputes and terminations in the best of times to avoid bitter legal battles in the worst of times.
Five reasons to say no to payer contracts
A payer contract is more than a mere fee schedule. There are several other factors to consider when deciding to keep or terminate a payer contract.
How to prepare for renegotiating payer contracts
Before heading to the table, draft a game plan to be a tough negotiator with payers.
6 leverage points small practices have with payers
It’s important to remember what you bring to the table before negotiating payer contracts.
Negotiating your contracts: Hidden pitfalls and traps
Never agree to a deal as presented until you are provided a contract and understand the terms thoroughly.
Legal considerations of practice expansions
There are many ways in which a practice can grow, so it’s important practices expand in a way that’s sustainable to ensure long-term success.
The legal risks of an MSO agreement
Management service organization (MSO) models can be risky for physicians who may not consider the legality and associated financial and legal risks before agreeing to the arrangement.
Buying back the practice
Physicians need to consider what they might need to do in order to repurchase their medical practice-then get those provisions in place before agreeing to the sale.
Buy-sell agreements are vital asset protection for medical partnerships
Any medical practice with multiple owners must have a funded buy-sell agreement in place to protect the partners and their families from the death or exit of a partner.
Physician recruitment agreements: 4 things to consider
Physicians may be eager for the financial rewards of recruitment deals, but they need to understand such enticements can become a tremendous burden.
Getting Around a Non-Compete Contract
Here are four steps you should take if you want to hire a new physician that may be hampered by a non-compete provision.
Physicians Can't Win When It Comes to Payments
Physicians are stuck choosing between the lesser of two evils when it comes to payments and reimbursement.
Physicians Need an Exit Strategy
Entering a new employment agreement? Here's why and how you need to plan your exit strategy as soon as possible.
Physicians Sick of Jumping Through Hoops to be Paid
Physicians have to jump through more hoops than ever to be paid. Is there an end in sight?
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