ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
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.
Make sure you're not just jumping from the fire into the frying pan.
When Medicare payments are cut, everybody loses, not just self-employed physicians.
The author explains in detail how to prepare yourself, your patients and your colleagues before departing for a leave of absence.
A description of how and why one family physician decided to leave clinical practice to become a full-time administrator.
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.
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.
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.
The author describes techniques for negotiating using scenarios that physicians commonly encounter.
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.