More and more Texas physicians find themselves in an employment relationship – whether just starting a practice or making a career-changing move – and TMA is there with the advocacy, education, and services they need. See the workforce and licensing sections of the website to find out how we're fighting for employed physicians at the Capitol. Don't miss our New to Texas and 2015 Legislative Wins pages.Looking for reliable information regarding your options? TMA can help. Employment Contracts for Physicians: The Comprehensive Guide, Second Edition, previously A Comprehensive Guide for Physician Employment, has been thoroughly updated to speak to physicians' current opportunities and challenges.
The publication shows physicians how to evaluate contractual arrangements to achieve and protect their best interests, and analyzes the risks, benefits, and other considerations of an employment decision. It broadly encompasses traditional employment relationships and newly invented relationships with institutional employers. Both PDF and hardcopy versions are available.
The New Company Doctor: Worksite Primary Care Gains Popularity (Texas Medicine, Oct. 2014)
7 Things You Must Know Before Signing an Employment Contract (Action, Jul. 15, 2014)
Be Careful With Covenants Not to Compete (Action, Mar. 15, 2014)
Valuing a Medical Practice: Now Worth More Than Ever (TMA PSO whitepaper, Jan. 2014)Physicians
may be undervaluing their practices in the changing market and need to
understand their value as they develop their future business strategies. So if you’re
thinking about becoming employed in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) or
Non-Profit Health Organization (NPHO) aka 5.01(a), be sure to know your options,
and Protect Your Right to Choose.
Big Decision: Employment or Solo Practice (Texas Medicine, Feb. 2013)
Negotiate a Physician Salary With Eyes Wide Open (E-Tips, Nov. 15, 2012)
Employed Physicians Journal Articles (TMA Knowledge Center access)
TMA Knowledge Center FAQs: Negotiating Managed Care Contracts and Managed Care Contract Review
Contract Clauses: Access to Medical Records and Covenants Not to Compete
TMA’s Ambassador Program: "To Be or Not to Be Employed" This program educates physicians on evaluating, selling, or merging a medical practice; the impact employment contracts may have on a physician's income, schedule, decision making, and liability risks; and developing a plan when and if employment is no longer a viable option. Physicians may earn 1 hour of continuing medical education (CME) credit by attending the seminar. To schedule an on-site session, contact Karen Kollar by telephone at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1448, or (512) 370-1448, or by email.
Corporate Practice of Medicine
When Corporations Play Doctor
TMA Physician Survey Reports
Employment Contracts for Physicians: The Comprehensive Guide, Second EditionThis guide analyzes the risks, benefits, and other considerations of an employment decision. It broadly encompasses traditional employment relationships and newly invented relationships with institutional employers.
Closing or Selling Your Medical PracticeAre you thinking about closing or selling your medical practice? Several things need to be taken into account when making a career-changing decision.
DocbookMD for Care Team Coordination
TMA Hot Topic Bibliography on Employed Physicians
TMLT: Protect Your Right to Choose
AMA Principles for Physician Employment
AMA Model Employment Agreement (AMA members only)
Kreager Law Firm Guide to Understanding and Negotiating a Physician Employment Contract
Michael Stern, JD Contract Review Services1907 N. Lamar, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78705; (512) 469-9006
CMS Physician Fee Schedule
MGMA Physician Compensation Data (for purchase)
TMLT Types of Coverage for Physicians