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Navigating the Complexities of Medical Director and Other Administrative Arrangements

Published: 03/13/2018 | Authors: Berta Narohna & Barbara Landy, MBA, MHS, FACHE

Physicians continue to be involved with the management and/or administrative oversight of many health care operations, including not only acute care hospitals, but group provider practices, insurance products, the operation of foundations, and an even widening [...]

Transitioning Physicians to Value-Based Payment in A Regulatory Minefield: Will a New Interagency Task Force Lead the Way?

January 25, 2018 Andrea Ferrari, JD, MPH

Published: 01/25/2018 | Author: Andrea M. Ferrari, JD, MPH 

Since at least 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is the Federal agency responsible for enforcing the Federal Physician Self-Referral Law (commonly known as the “Stark Law”), has acknowledged incongruity between the existing Federal law and regulations [...]


Student Loan Repayment and Physician Employment

Published: 12/12/2017 | Authors: Scott M. Safriet, CVA, MBA & Elizabeth Cohen, JD

For physicians that have recently completed their medical education, student loan repayment is an often asked for benefit when contemplating employment opportunities.  However, while not technically cash in hand to the physician, it is nonetheless considered a [...]


Call Coverage: Version 2.0

October 12, 2017 Cindy Alvarez, JD


Historically, hospitals relied on physicians to provide call coverage without compensation. Over the years, the industry has changed, and physicians have become less willing to provide on-call coverage without some form of remuneration. Faced with these new demands, hospitals struggle to secure adequate coverage to [...]


FMVantage Point: Maximizing Compensation for Graduate Medical Education Services Arrangements

October 04, 2017 Erica Jacobovits, JD

Published: October 4, 2017 | Author: Erica Jacobovits, JD

Graduate medical education (“GME”) is the general label used to describe postdoctoral physician training.  Prevalent manifestations of such training, which typically takes place in a hospital or hospital-sponsored setting, include internship, residency, and fellowship programs.  In order [...]


Benefits of HealthCare Appraisers' Physician Employment Calculator

July 27, 2017 HealthCare Appraisers

For the past many years, HealthCare Appraisers has seen a steady rise in hospital-physician employment arrangements. Whether the result of the desire of hospitals and health care systems to expand their affiliated physician networks and delivery models, declining reimbursement rates and the need to gain bargaining power with commercial payors, [...]