Physician Guidelines for Employment in Large Institutions

In this press release, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopts guidelines for
physicians considering employment with large institutions. AMA Guidelines are available here.

In addition to
the ethical issues described, California has strict legal requirements for
physicians considering a job and leaving their private practices such as:

Informing clients of the move

2.  How to
handle medical records

3. How to
handle accounts receivable

4  What
insurance to carry

5.  Control
in your new job over hours, appropriate care, medical records and billing.

Any physician
considering such an employment contract should get legal advice to discover
legal land mines and potential violations of law.

Submitted by Matthew L. Kinley