Massachusetts Medical Society: Physician Employment Options in Healthcare Environment

Physician Employment Options in Healthcare Environment

Physician Employment Options in the Healthcare Environment

The healthcare environment is shifting towards an employment model where physicians are increasingly contracting with ACOs, integrated delivery systems, and other large groups. As such, physicians are faced with complex questions when it comes to employment options.

 This online activity will cover the key areas of consideration in regard to contracting with ACOs and various types of employment models. You will gain a much better understanding of what you need to do in order to align yourself for future success when embarking in these relationships.

 Based on a webinar that was held on October 10, 2013 at the MMS Headquarters, Waltham, MA.

  Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the various employment models available to a physician.
  • Conduct a thorough evaluation of employment options, including a practice readiness assessment, evaluation of pros and cons, and consideration of possible operational, financial, and strategic implications.
  • Identify the legal considerations of engaging in an employment contract including: financial risk, termination, and federal rules regarding participation in an integrated delivery system.

Chris Collins is a principal with ECG Management Consultants. With over 15 years of experience, he works with boards and senior leadership of academic medical centers (AMCs), health systems, and physician organizations across the country in the areas of enterprise-wide strategy, physician/hospital alignment, mergers and acquisitions, system-based physician organization design, and clinical program development.

Prior to joining ECG, Mr. Collins was a principal in the Center for Health Innovation at Noblis, Inc. He is a frequent author of articles and presents nationally on the topics of physician/hospital alignment strategy and AMC integration. He has a master of health services administration degree from George Washington University.

Course Fees
MMS Member Physicians: $12
Nonmember Physicians: $22
Allied Health Professionals: $9.60

Format:  Video
Participants must complete an exam and receive a score of 70% or better to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

CME Credit:  1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Accreditation Statement  
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).

Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Released Date: April 25, 2014
Review Date: October 25, 2015, April 25, 2017
Termination Date: April 25, 2018 

System requirements:

Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.6 higher
Most modern browsers including:
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome 26+
Safari 5+
Flash player  is required for some Online CME courses.

iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices) Android devices including tablets and phones.
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.



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