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Family Physician Compensation and Employment Contracts

If you’re considering a position or currently working as an employee of a hospital, health system, or physician group, it’s important to know the basics before you negotiate an employment agreement.  There are a number of important contract related considerations to take into account.  As healthcare shifts from volume to value, new payment models are emerging in which physicians take on financial risk of providing healthcare to a pre-defined population. Reimbursement is tied to delivering quality care while controlling cost. Understanding the elements that affect your contract will position you to capture the highest compensation possible.  

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Family Physician Compensation and Employment Contracts

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Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, you should be able to:

  1. Identify elements that determine physician compensation
  2. Apply concepts to monitor metrics that improves your value
  3. Use concepts to negotiate an employment contract

Estimated time to complete the full webcast: 60 minutes

Original release date of webinar: January 31, 2018.

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Presenting Faculty

Travis Singleton
Senior Vice President, Merritt Hawkins, Dallas, Texas

Mr. Singleton has more than 18 years of health care consulting experience and is a nationally recognized health care staffing leader. In his current role with Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician and allied health search and consulting firm, he oversees the strategic marketing operations and maintains corporate-level industry contacts. Mr. Singleton consults with hospitals and medical groups about their physician and allied health staffing needs, population health management issues, demographic and health care trends, compensation, compliance, and other related issues. His insights have appeared in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, HealthLeaders Media Magazine, USA Today, Modern Healthcare, H&HN (Hospitals & Health Networks), Forbes, American Medical News, The New England Journal of Medicine, and many others.


The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly changing; the information contained in this activity was accurate at the time of publication. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed. Rather, it is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty, which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.

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