Last June I did a blog post on the Physician Contracts Blog about selling your medical practice.

Readers of this blog may find that post interesting.  To check it out, click here.

I hope you enjoy it!

I put up a blog post on the Physician’s Contract Blog about letters of intent in physician contracts.  I hope you find it useful!

I have started a new blog, based entirely on physician contract issues.  Please check it out here.

In the Physicians Contracts Blog I intend to write only about issues related to contracts that physicians are involved in, such as physician employment agreement, managed care agreements, and medical practices sales agreements..

I will continue to post items of general interest to physicians on this blog.

Please check out my new blog!

Hursh & Hursh P.C. is a law firm for physicians in Pennsylvania.

In the 5th and final part of my series of guest blogs for Falcon Healthcare Agency, I share the importance of choosing an experienced legal counsel to negotiate your physician employment agreement. How you negotiate the contract you ultimately sign impacts everything about your professional career. Learn about why an experienced physician employment contract lawyer should be part of your team that decides how your career proceeds. Read part 5 here.

Dennis Hursh focuses on Physician Employment Contract Review and Negotiation.

In the 4th part of my series of guest blogs for Falcon Healthcare Agency, I share the importance of preserving your ability to practice medicine when you leave this position. Have you considered the impact a “restrictive covenant” could have on your ability to practice medicine? Read on to learn about why this is another deadly mistake physicians make in their employment agreements.

Dennis Hursh focuses on Physician Employment Contract Review and Negotiation

I would like to share with you all the next blog series for physician contract negotiations, through Falcon Healthcare Agency. This third Deadly Mistake for Physician Contracts is one that many might not even consider: Tail Coverage. Most often there are two main types of malpractice converage offered. The language can easily be misinterpreted, if unsure of what to look for. Read what you should know about this particular insurance in the full blog:

Dennis Hursh focuses on Physician Employment Contract Review and Negotiation


I am excited to share my next piece of advice for physician contracts, courtesy of Falcon Healthcare Agency. In this particular Deadly Mistake for Physician Contracts, I share a personal story about dealing with the negotiations of on-call hours. This is one of the most important factors for physicians to consider, since it will directly affect their working hours and consequentially their off-work hours as well. I invite you to read the entire story on Falcon Healthcare Agency’s blog:

Dennis Hursh focuses on Physician Employment Contract Review and Negotiation

For new physicians just completing their residency, the first job they take is of the utmost importance. It has the chance to impact the rest of their career. Navigating the contract side of their first job is not always an aspect of job hunting that many physicians are comfortable with. My colleagues over at Falcon Healthcare Agency are equipped to help residents navigate through the job hunting process and find the position that best fits their needs. To aid Falcon Healthcare Agency, I’ve begun a series of blog posts: The 5 Deadly Mistakes in Physician Employment Agreements. The first in the series discusses the improper reliance on the language in the physician offer letter. I invite you to read the entire blog on Falcon Healthcare Agency’s blog: I hope that you will continue this journey with me about these 5 deadly mistakes and that it aids your physician job search.

Dennis Hursh focuses on Physician Employment Contract Review and Negotiation

Although there is no “silver bullet” that can provide physicians total protection from the claims of malpractice attorneys, there are several low or no cost strategies that can provide significant asset protection for physicians, or enhance the asset protection physicians may already have.

First, don’t make it easy for a malpractice attorney to “pierce the corporate veil.” You already know that practicing through a professional corporation can keep your assets safe from malpractice claims against your partners and employees. But are you making it easy for a plaintiff’s attorney to “pierce the corporate veil”? Implement the following immediately:

• Have the corporation hold regular meetings of the board of directors and shareholders, and keep minutes of these meetings.
• Sign documents for the practice only in your capacity as a corporate officer.
• Have an appropriate professional review the legal, insurance, financial and tax foundations of your practice regularly to assure they are appropriate.

Dennis Hursh is an attorney for physicians.

If you are starting a medical practice, you obviously will NEED to accept credit cards.  Many consumers put their entire lives on credit cards, and will be slightly more willing to accept a co-pay if it is “on the card”.

Fees and expenses for accepting credit cards in a medical practices are hard to compare – sometimes the lowest percentage fees are combined with other fees that make the processor more expensive.

I can’t do the research for you, but I can tell what works for me.  I’m on my third credit card processor, but I think I’m going to stick with PowerPay.  I like their HIPAA compliance, and, most of all, I like their customer service.

By all means, do your own research.  But take a look at PowerPay.

Hursh & Hursh, P.C. is a law firm for physicians.