Massachusetts Medical Society: Physician Employment Contract Basics

Physician Employment Contract Basics

Physician Employment Contract Basics

Course Overview

Over the past decade or so, there has been an increase in physician employment around Massachusetts and the nation due to the increasing complexities of running a medical practice because of the overwhelming administrative, legislative and regulatory demands that disproportionately burden physicians, especially independent physicians. As more and more physicians enter into these employment contracts, it is more important than ever for physicians to have an understanding of the basic contract considerations to have when being recruited. However, financial and business courses such as employment contract considerations are not typically offered in medical school and residency programs, resulting in a gap of knowledge pertaining to employment contracts and financial considerations.  

Course Objectives

  • Identify key components of employment contracts that could affect successful employment and practice.
  • Understand differing models for physician employment and compensation.
  • Integrate quality metrics and other contractual requirements into clinical practice.


Cecilie MacIntyre, Esq.
Counsel, Verrill Dana LLP

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member Physician: $20.00 
MMS Resident/Student Member: Free
Non-Member Physician: $45.00 
Non-Member Resident/Student: $10.00
Allied Health Professional/Other: $16.00



Accreditation and Credit Information

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™.   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.

MOC Approval Statement 
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory , this activity has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

Allergy and Immunology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Family Medicine
Nuclear Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry & Neurology
Thoracic Surgery

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00  Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRACategory 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 Release Date: February 28, 2018
Review Date: February 26, 2021      
Termination Date: February 26, 2024   

System Requirements

Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.6 higher
Most modern browsers including:
IE 11+
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome latest version
Safari 12+
iOS devices beginning with OS version 10 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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