When about to sign a physician contract, you need to know that all the terms and agreements are supporting your interests. Professional physician contracts can be tricky and it’s best to have any contract reviews done by an attorney thoroughly before signing. Currently with the health crisis with Covid, physicians will often be starting work with other employers to fill gaps. They will be offered contracts to sign prior to beginning working with the firm, and attorney reviews are vital. It is the business of lawyers to know how to review a contract properly.
Our physician contract attorneys can review your contract for professional medical services. These lawyers will be able to identify the areas that could be improved and assist you in negotiating the best contracts possible with any health firm or corporation you join. All California physicians that request the assistance with physician contracts from our attorneys receive:
- Available in any state
- Flat-rate pricing, with no hidden costs
- Review of your proposed employment agreement for medical
- Phone consultation with Attorney Robert Chelle reviewing the physicians contract term by term
- Follow up with a review of the needed clarifications
California Professional Review
There are approximately 100,000 licensed medical physicians in California with nearly 53,000 of them medical specialists. Los Angeles County has the largest number of practicing physicians providing care. The Medical Board of California regulates and licenses allopathic physicians, and the Osteopathic Medical Board of California regulates and licenses osteopathic physicians whether or not they are a member of the AMA. The California Medical Association offers professional assistance for all California physicians. All contracts with any medical organization must take these regulations and licensures into consideration. Lawyers representing the doctor must be familiar with these rules and regulations. Then an attorney reviewing any professional physician contracts will know exactly what to look for.
Medical Healthcare Employment Attorneys
New residents, attending physicians, medical doctors entering into their first employment contract or established physicians looking for new employment in the medical field can all benefit from a thorough contract analysis by a lawyer. By employing an experienced attorney for your representation, you can ensure that you will be able to fully understand the extensive and complex wording included in your medical contract. California cities where review of healthcare employment contracts by our attorneys take place:
Physician Contract Business Considerations
The present-day conclusion is simple: A physician should not enter into any contract for employment without having the agreement reviewed by a lawyer. In addition to the specific professional implications, including future employment, contract terms can significantly impact a physician’s family, lifestyle, and future. There are many important terms and clauses in contracts, both medical and non-medical terms, which can present complex and diverse issues for any physician delivering medical services. For any physician who would practice in California, having a lawyer look over the contract is smart. Some of the contract terms that will be in a contract review by a lawyer include:
- Non-compete clauses
- Inadequate professional physicians liability insurance and tail coverage
- Unfavorable call schedules
- Production Bonuses (RVU, net income or hybrid structures)
- Not enough paid-time-off (PTO) or Vacation time
- Biased Termination Provisions (With or Without Cause)
- Continuing Medical Education (CME)
- Dues and Fees (AMA)
- Compensation for medical services rendered
Employment Contract Attorneys
It is important to have the contract reviewed to ensure that everything is in the physician contract that should be and to ensure that both the employee and the employer will be happy with the healthcare contractual agreements. The help of a contract lawyer is vital so that any points that need to be negotiated can be taken up quickly. An attorney will come to your aid so your interests are taken care of.
Coming into a new medical organization with a favorable contract can put physicians in a positive financial situation for years to come. Before you sign the most important contract of your life, turn to an experienced California Medical Contract Attorneys for assistance. He makes sure all contracts are going to have your interests at heart.