NCMS Offers Member Resources for Employed Physicians

The NCMS has developed resources for members who are employed physicians, including the following:

Contract review:  Contract negotiation is critical to a successful Physician-Employer relationship.  But often physicians don’t know their obligations and underestimate their negotiating power. The NCMS has partnered with Poyner Spruill, LLP to offer NCMS members substantial savings on expert review of employment contracts. This expert review service helps members avoid risks such as unfair non-compete clauses, unfavorable scheduling, and inadequate liability protection. 

Model Medical Staff Bylaws: The Medical Staff bylaws, including the fair hearing plan, is the key agreement establishing the relationship between physicians and the hospital, and between the Medical Staff and its individual members. The NCMS has published the Model Medical Staff Bylaws for NCMS members, which includes provisions that comply with the Joint Commission Medical Staff Standard MS.01.01.01 that went into effect on March 31, 2011.

Legal Analysis of Medical Staff Bylaws: Clear, comprehensive, well-balanced bylaws are important to the success of a hospital medical staff.  How well do yours stack up?  NCMS partner Poyner Spruill, LLP offers members analysis and comment on existing medical staff bylaws. Basic, Expanded, Full analysis arrangements are offered at discounted hourly rates, with optional services such as expedited review and presentation to the Medical Staff. Click here for details.

More information on these documents and preferred pricing is available at NCMS Online. Other resources on the NCMS site include additional information about MS .01.01.01, the AMA Model Medical Staff Code of Conduct, and links to Joint Commission, CMS Conditions of Participation, NC Statutes referencing hospital privileges and responsibilities, and Power Point presentations on employment issues. For assistance, contact the NCMS Member Resource Center.


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