Employed practice

July/August 2011 Issue
Why Did Your Productivity Decrease When We Hired You? [Feature]

The article offers several explanations, some not obvious, for the drop in productivity that physicians often experience when moving from independent to employed practice. It goes on to suggest ways of dealing with the issues involved and maintaining or regaining productivity.

July/August 2011 Issue
The Perils of Employment [From The Editor]

Make sure you're not just jumping from the fire into the frying pan.

May/June 2010 Issue
Why the Medicare Fee Schedule and RVUs Matter to Employed Family Physicians [Opinion]

When Medicare payments are cut, everybody loses, not just self-employed physicians.

Jul-Aug 2008 Issue
Your Practice on Hold: Preparing for a Leave of Absence [Feature]

The author explains in detail how to prepare yourself, your patients and your colleagues before departing for a leave of absence.

Jan 2003 Issue
Choosing Between Clinical Practice and Administration [Feature]

A description of how and why one family physician decided to leave clinical practice to become a full-time administrator.

Jul-Aug 2000 Issue
Understanding Confidentiality and Nonsolicitation Clauses [Salaried FP]

The article discusses confidentiality provisions, trade secrets and non-solicitation clauses of physician employment contracts and offers a four-part test to determine whether they are enforceable under the law.

May 2000 Issue
Assessing Benefits Packages [Salaried FP]

This article will provide salaried FPs or physicians considering salaried positions with information about what kinds of benefits are currently being offered, what to look for and what to avoid.

Feb 2000 Issue
Is Disintegration the Answer? [Feature]

The author offers suggestions for improving the performance of a struggling integrated organization, for recognizing when leaving the organization is the best option, and for successful rebuilding.

Jan 2000 Issue
Negotiation Gambits [Salaried FP]

The author describes techniques for negotiating using scenarios that physicians commonly encounter.

Nov-Dec 1999 Issue
Disintegration: How Employed Doctors Are Landing on Their Feet [Feature]

The article focuses on physicians who've sold their practices to physician practice management companies, hospitals and health systems, only to find themselves forced to "buy back" their practices or find an employed position when the larger entity's integration strategy fails. In exploring this trend, the author examines its effects on patient care and on the health care industry as a whole, as well as on family physicians.

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