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Ericka L. Adler, JD, LLM has practiced in the area of regulatory and transactional healthcare law for more than 20 years. She represents physicians and other healthcare providers across the country in their day-to-day legal needs, including contract negotiations, sale transactions, and complex joint ventures. She also works with providers on a wide variety of compliance issues such as Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and HIPAA. Ericka has been writing for Physicians Practice since 2011.
If one of the physicians in your practice is switching to part-time status, numerous issues will have to be addressed first.
A common question asked by practices is how they might allow physician owners to switch to part-time status or perhaps no longer participate in certain modalities (such as no longer providing obstetrician services in an ob-gyn practice).
There are many factors to consider in coming up with an effective part-time/reduced modality policy that works with the physician practice. The following are some concepts to consider: