• 7 Things You Must Know Before Signing an Employment Contract

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    A good contract by definition is one that is fair and reasonable and is a win-win situation for everyone involved. But how do physicians ensure they are getting a good contract before agreeing to work for a hospital or group practice?

    What Makes a Solid Employment Contract?  
  • Negotiate a Physician Salary With Eyes Wide Open

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    Understand the pros and cons of various compensation methods you might be offered in an employment contract.

    More on Compensation Methods  
  • Be Careful With Covenants Not to Compete

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    Almost every contract has an escape hatch — but you might have to escape to a place you don't want to be. Learn how to navigate noncompete clauses

    Brush Up on Noncompete Clauses  
  • Big Decision: Employment or Solo Practice

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    Many young doctors begin their professional lives as employed physicians, then transition into full or part owners of a practice. Deciding between employment and solo practice is a big decision. Whatever the choice, it has to be done right.

    What Practice Setting is Best for You?  
  • Valuing a Medical Practice: Now Worth More Than Ever

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    Traditionally, the sales price — or value — of a medical practice depends on the clinical specialty, the operating costs of the enterprise, and certain performance metrics. 

    Tips for Calculating the Appropriate Value  
  • Peer Review Farce

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    For the past 24 years, Van Mask, MD, has traveled throughout the United States as an emergency medicine locum tenens physician. He often calls the hospital parking lot home, living in his trailer before hauling his horse and mule to the next town needing his services. In late 2010, he was making arrangements to work holiday shifts at a Lubbock hospital emergency department when his life changed.

    Physician Battles Dalhart Hospital  
  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?