Insights from Ludi

Creating an Optimal Medical Directorship Contract

Posted by Michelle Harmon on Apr 12, 2017 9:02:51 AM

Hospitals need physician partnerships in nonclinical settings and activities. Many hospitals often choose physician arrangements known as “medical directorships." These arrangements designate a physician leader to be responsible for a number of activities related to the delivery of medical care and clinical services. The "activities" typically include things like cost management, utilization review, quality assurance, and medical protocol development. Medical directorships are a popular partnership vehicle to assist the hospital in necessary clinical administrative leadership. They also align their physicians as partners for smart and intuitive direction. Read on to learn what should (and shouldn't) exist in an optimal medical directorship contract.

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Topics: physician contracts, physician compliance, physician duties, medical directorships

The Yates Memo: What you Need to Know

Posted by Pascale Dargis on Mar 28, 2017 12:41:13 PM

In September, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published the Yates Memo, a document outlining the accountability of individuals for corporate wrongdoing. This means that any individuals responsible (whether knowingly or unknowingly) for the wrongdoing are now being involved in the case where all facts of the alleged crime must be disclosed to the DOJ. Hospital executives fall into this area of accountability and since the release of the Yates Memo we are now seeing the punishment of individuals.

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Topics: hospital compliance, physician accountability, physician compliance