Information and resources specifically developed for physicians who are employed by a hospital, clinic or practice group.
This guide provides key information and considerations necessary to help physicians who may be considering engaging in an employed arrangement.
An overview of hospital systems, large physician groups and health plans currently operating in Massachusetts. (.pdf, 6 pages)
This model contract is intended for physicians who are moving into an employment setting.
A review of the key steps in the employment contracting process, and a summary of the typical terms and components that may be included in an employment contract. (.pdf, 4 pages)
The American Medical Association's principles for physicians entering into employment and contractual arrangements. The principles address the unique challenges to professionalism and the practice of medicine arising from the physicians who are employed.
Model contracts for physicians negotiating contracts with hospitals and medical groups.
Review of physician performance by peers is a time-honored way of improving patient care and achieving accountability. These principles cover Peer Review of Physicians for Health Care Facilities, and Medical Professional Review of Physicians within Health Insurance Companies.
The MMS has developed model bylaws to help hospital medical staffs draft or revise their bylaws. The MMS model is based on Massachusetts and Massachusetts Medical Society policy and its principles for incident-based peer review.
These principles regarding on-call policies, approved by the Massachusetts Medical Society House of Delegates, apply to all physicians. These principles are separate and distinct from the formal regulations governing resident work hours that must be followed by hospitals for residency program accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Changes in the medical staff environment has resulted in challenges for the hospital medical staff that impact peer communication, physician-patient communication and the overall the quality of patient care. Understanding how the changing medical staff environment impacts these areas is important to understand to provide quality care for his or her patients.
Massachusetts Physician Licensure Resources
Information about applying for a new license, license fees, licensing forms, and links to the state's online renewal site.
Visit the Board of Registration in Medicine website.
Massachusetts CME Requirements
Information on hours and type of CME and documentation required, reporting cycle, and other related requirements from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.