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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Physician Contracting 101: Buy-In and Professional Liability Insurance Provisions

Posted in Hospital/Physician Relationships

We look at Buy-In and Professional Liability Insurance provisions in this fourth part in the Physician Contracting 101 series.  A Physician Employee Contract often includes a provision for a “Buy-In” of the practice, and sometimes of a building, plus a Professional Liability Insurance provision.  Physicians considering employment with a hospital or a physicians’ group will… Continue Reading

ICD-10 Update

Posted in ICD-10

Just a quick note that on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (not an April Fool’s joke), President Obama signed H.R. 4302, which was passed by the Senate on Monday. This law, in addition to providing another 12-month patch to the S.G.R. formula for Medicare payments for physicians, delays implementation of ICD-10 until at least October 1,… Continue Reading