On January 1st, new Medicare guidelines for physician earnings were introduced, and this is set to impact our contracts in a multitude of ways. Many physicians are going to see either a significant increase in their earnings or a substantial drop.
Because of potential impact on revenue many hospital systems are either unilaterally staying or requiring addendums to stay on the 2020 rvu values for compensation.
Whatever your situation is, don’t panic until you have the data. It’s important to get into the fine print of your contract to know what your next move should be.
What are the contractual ramifications of these new guidelines and what legal actions can we take as physicians?
In this episode, I’m joined by Health Law Attorney and Healthcare Advisor, Ann Bittinger. She shares how to deal with the new RVU physician schedules and codes, and make sure you’re still getting paid what you’re worth.
Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode
Ann M. Bittinger is Health Law Attorney and an Advisor to Healthcare Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Physicians. Ann specializes in advising healthcare entities in their business transactions. Her particular expertise is in legal relationships between hospital systems and physicians or physician groups, such as co-management agreements, joint ventures, clinical integration arrangements, practice acquisitions, and employment agreements.
Ann’s clients include all types of entities and individuals in the healthcare industry: health systems, physician groups, physicians, a physician-hospital organization, laboratories, pharmacies, distributors, and other practitioners. Board-certified by The Florida Bar in health law in 2005, she is in particular demand from companies located outside Florida that are expanding their businesses into Florida. She has serviced client companies headquartered in Dallas, Nashville, Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London, U.K.
For more information, visit http://www.bittingerlaw.com.