Tag Archives: employment

Prioritize Engagement and Boost Career Satisfaction

As a current resident or fellow, you have grown up in today’s healthcare environment. As a result, you may not be as sensitive to some of the frustrations that more “seasoned” physicians like me find so annoying. But career satisfaction is … Continue reading

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What Physicians Need to Know About Maximizing Income

It has been about six months since I posted here at Contract Doctor. I have been devoting my time to my new blog: The Vital Physician Executive. But following a guest post on Future Proof MD, I was asked a question by … Continue reading

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More on Risky Compensation Plans

I have seen more news reports indicating that CMS and the OIG are threatening to prosecute hospital systems that employ physicians when compensation plans do not align with practice profitability. And I had an opportunity to present this problem from the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Salary (part 2)

In Thoughts on Salary (part 1), I began with a discussion about the issues that impact an employer’s offer, the use of salary surveys and how RVUs are used to describe physician productivity. In this post, I will provide additional background on the compensation models that might … Continue reading

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Moonlighting

During your final year of medical training, you might be daydreaming a bit about life beyond residency and fellowship. You’re looking forward to getting to work, making some money and start living! You have credit card debt, student loan debt, … Continue reading

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Sweat the “Small” Stuff and Enjoy a Bonus!

Seeking a good position, researching perspective employers, participating in interviews, and negotiating an agreement can be tedious, time-consuming work! And the reality is that most employers are going to offer a standard agreement, with a salary range that will probably be … Continue reading

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Liability Insurance – Who Pays for Tail Coverage?

I want to briefly discuss the handling of liability insurance as part of the contract negotiation process. Generally, most employers agree – liability insurance is a bona fide business expense. This should be clearly stipulated in the employment agreement as … Continue reading

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