When signing a physician contract, you need to know that all the terms and agreements support your interests. Professional physician contracts can be tricky, and it’s best to have any contract reviews done by an attorney thoroughly before signing.
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 agreements possible with any health firm or corporation you join.
All California physicians who request assistance with physician contracts from our attorneys receive the following:
- Available in any state
- Flat-rate pricing with no hidden costs
- Review of your proposed employment agreement for medical
- Phone consultation reviewing the physicians’ contract term by term
- Follow up with a review of the needed clarifications
California Professional Review
California has approximately 100,000 licensed medical physicians, with nearly 53,000 medical specialists. Los Angeles County has the largest number of practicing physicians providing care. The Medical Board of California regulates and licenses allopathic physicians. 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 consider these regulations and licensures. Lawyers representing the doctor must be familiar with these rules and regulations. Then an attorney reviewing any professional physician contracts will know precisely what to look for.
Medical Healthcare Employment Attorneys
New residents, attending physicians, medical doctors entering 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.
California cities where a review of healthcare employment contracts by our attorneys takes place:
Physician Contract Business Considerations
The present-day conclusion is simple: A physician should only enter into a contract for employment with 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, which can present complex and diverse issues for any physician delivering medical services. Having a lawyer look over the contract is wise for any physician practicing in California.
Some of the contract terms that will be in a contract review by a lawyer include:
- Non-compete clauses
- Inadequate professional physician’s 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 crucial to have the contract reviewed to ensure that everything is in the physician’s 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 you can quickly take up any points you need to negotiate. An attorney will come to your aid to take care of your interests.
Contract Review Services
Additionally, often the most influential terms and clauses in any employment contract are the ones that are not present. A physician must review an employment agreement before signing it due to the advent of productivity-based employment agreements.
We have practical experience drafting and reviewing physician contracts for nearly every specialty.
Physician Contract: Thorough Contract Review
A thorough contract review can benefit new residents, attending physicians, doctors entering their first employment contract, or established physicians looking for new employment. 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.
By having a complete understanding of the contract, you will be in a better position to decide whether you want to enter into the agreement, which will affect your career life for years to come.
An independent contractor agreement is a vital part of the modern workplace. For many professionals, including in the healthcare industry, working as an independent contractor can offer several benefits, such as having control over your work schedule and enjoying the ability to collaborate with multiple companies.
The financial benefits gained from having your contract reviewed and negotiated by an experienced healthcare attorney far outweigh the costs associated with a review. You are a valuable resource, and you should be treated and respected as such.
We will personally dedicate his time to ensuring you are fully protected. He will assist you in the contract process to represent your interests fairly.
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 Physician Contract Attorney for assistance. He makes sure all agreements are going to have your interests at heart.