Author Archives: Roderick J. Holloman

Tales From the Contract Review Crypt

Just as an internal medicine physician should not perform invasive procedures, a general attorney should not review or negotiate the terms of a physician’s employment contract. I recently received a call from a physician whom utilized another attorney (general practitioner) … Continue reading

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When is the right time for physician employment agreement review?

I recently received a call from a nephrologist, (we’ll call him Jim) currently practicing on a locums basis as a hospitalist, and generally satisfied doing so. Jim was recently presented with the opportunity to join a practice as a nephrologist … Continue reading

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Is it necessary to have my physician employment contract reviewed?

As a healthcare attorney representing physicians across the country earning my livelihood, in part, reviewing and negotiating physician employment contracts, the inconvenient truth is “maybe not.”  The truth of the matter is not all physician employment contracts warrant paying even a … Continue reading

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Key Considerations in Physician Recruitment Contracts

Physician recruitment contracts are more complicated and nuanced than standard physician employment contracts because as opposed to two parties, these arrangements involve three: the recruited physician; the employing practice; and the recruiting hospital. For the recruited physician, it is important … Continue reading

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Preparing for physician employment interviews.

I regularly receive phone calls from physicians whom are considering employment opportunities and have employment interviews scheduled. When discussing the details of an employment opportunity with a physician it sometimes becomes glaringly apparent that  the physician was ill prepared for … Continue reading

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What to look for in an attorney to review you physician employment contract?

You will find plenty of attorneys whom claim to be adept at reviewing physician employment contracts, largely in reliance on prior experience with employment contracts generally. You may later regret retaining a general practitioner or general employment attorney to review … Continue reading

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What is an RVU and why does it matter?

In gaining an understanding of work relative value units (wRVUs), it is important to understand the function of RVUs in qualifying physician productivity and in turn physician compensation. Medicare establishes the base reimbursement levels for CPT® codes. Each CPT® code … Continue reading

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