Massachusetts Medical Society: Ethics Forum

Ethics Forum

2022 Interim Meeting Ethics Forum — The Ethical Implications of For-Profit Financing Models in Medical Practices and Institutions

Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. – Virtually via Zoom.


Rebecca W. Brendel, MD, JD

Rebecca W. Brendel, MD, JD
Director, Master of Bioethics Program, Harvard Medical School
Associate Director, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

To learn more about Dr. Rebecca W. Brendel, click here.


Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA, FACP

Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA, FACP
President and Chief Executive Officer, SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan
To learn more about Dr. Sachin H. Jain, click here.

Jane M. Zhu, MD, MPP, MSHP

Jane M. Zhu, MD, MPP, MSHP
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
To learn more about Dr. Jane M. Zhu, click here.

Forum Description

Presented by the Committee on Ethics, Grievances, and Professional Standards, the Ethics Forum alerts physicians to the ethical implications of issues that arise in daily practice and offers information on issues at the intersection of ethics, medicine, and professionalism. The Ethics Forum at the Society’s Interim Meeting will explore ethical implications of for-profit financing models in medical practices and institutions.

Suggested reading: Practicing Medicine In The Era Of Private Equity, Venture Capital And Public Markets

Activity Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

1. Describe various types of for-profit financing of health care, including for medical practices

2. Appreciate the ethical tensions that arise in for-profit financing of medical institutions

3. Apply principles of medical ethics in assessing the potential ethical concerns that various for-profit funding models may pose for physicians

Program Fees:

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Physician Member – $75
Physician Nonmember – $150
MMS Resident/Student Member – Free
MMS Alliance Member – Free
Allied Health Professional/Other – $60

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Accreditation Statement

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. 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.

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