Hospitalist Job Contract Reviews

Congrats on your new job.

Several doctors encourage contract reviews when joining a new practice. Talking to the current colleagues in any particular program usually gives a great deal of information on your new contract.

First, read your contract couple of times and write down where you don’t understand or where you don’t agree with the contract.

Read this to know what to look for in a new hospitalist job.

Read and learn more about reviewing contracts. You can start here from ACP. There are even CMEs available for this purpose like Healthcare Reimbursement and Employment Contracts 1.25 CME which cost some money.

I have no personal experience with any organizations who are involved in professional job contract reviews.

Some of the things that need to be looked into carefully with any new job are benefits including compensation, kinds of retirement accounts and when the money is fully vested, partnership agreements, liability insurance, non-compete clauses, paid leave, base pay vs RVUs, back up options when sick, breaking the contract, sign on bonus, paid time off [PTO] if any etc.

However, if you want to get help from professional contract reviewers, here are some examples in no particular order of preference.

1. Any good health care attorney that your colleagues recommend.

2. Resolve.net

3. PhysicianContractReview

Disclaimer: We have no relationship with any of the above.