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  • physicians
  • Although in some states the direct approach to preventing competition, covenants not to compete, are unenforceable, the correct approach is to build a series of protective measures against competition around the relationship between the group and each of its physicians, whether owners or employees/subcontractors. (constantcontact.com)
  • Perhaps most importantly, the case provides highly useful information for radiology groups in avoiding compliance law violations, as well as in documenting the relationship between a medical group and its owner and nonowner physicians. (constantcontact.com)
  • Other patients were treated on a consultation basis by Blue Mountain's pain management physicians and were prescribed medication -- those patients were billed professional fees but did not incur any facility fees. (constantcontact.com)
  • One of Blue Mountain's physicians subsequently left the group and opened a competing pain management practice. (constantcontact.com)
  • In the latter example, the move led to referral sources following the departed physicians and left the old group in a weakened state that threatens their ability to service their main hospital, a relationship worth tens of millions of dollars annually. (constantcontact.com)
  • Employment agreements, subcontracts and partnership/shareholder agreements can provide leverage to keep physicians aligned with the group, but only if those agreements are a part of a larger retention strategy. (constantcontact.com)
  • Partnerships or professional corporations of physicians, represented nationally by the Permanente Federation. (mckinsey.com)
  • include
  • Recent examples that come to mind include a surgeon leaving a group, taking scores of patients with him to his new practice, and a hospital-based group that lost three of its partners when they left to take the exclusive contract at a competing facility. (constantcontact.com)
  • members
  • By adopting a wide range of protective measures, groups reduce, and if possible, prevent, competition from within, whether it's actual direct competition by group members or their facilitation of direct competition by a third party to whom those group members hand the key to the group's economic engine. (constantcontact.com)
  • The National Appellate Litigation Group has over 40 members seamlessly integrated across Canada, with offices in major commercial centres including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montréal. (mccarthy.ca)
  • employers
  • To help abate continually rising group health care plan costs, Canadian employers are implementing wellness programs and prescription drug cost-containment strategies, according to a new survey conducted by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. (ifebp.org)
  • create
  • If possible, instead of having just one colleague accompany you, bring along two or more colleagues to create positive group pressure. (constantcontact.com)
  • seek
  • Competition, once limited to a somewhat benign concern that a group from across town would pick up a stray opportunity before you could, or even more remotely, seek to displace you in your current practice, has burgeoned. (constantcontact.com)
  • effort
  • How much effort has the group expended in understanding the value of recognition - and how it can be used both to replace and amplify the value of dollars? (constantcontact.com)
  • patients
  • I suppose she was trying to screen out Medicare patients contrary to all the warm and wonderful things it says about their group on their website. (constantcontact.com)
  • time
  • Experienced caretakers and eldercare professionals know that a crisis is the hardest time to learn about the complex world of eldercare. (pbs.org)
  • last
  • Robert guided me the entire way like a father and in the end I've got a professional connection that will last a lifetime. (thumbtack.com)
  • The group acted during its meeting last month, held in Truth or Consequences. (blogspot.com)
  • plans
  • Innovations in behavioral drivers, care delivery and purchasing strategies for group health benefit plans. (ifebp.org)
  • years
  • Centered in part around my expertise and intellectual property developed over the past 30 years, the Circles would be both mastermind groups and informal outside boards of advisors in respect of each participant's group. (constantcontact.com)
  • type
  • As much as this is extremely important, erecting this type of barrier does nothing to protect the group against a second category of extremely potent competitor. (constantcontact.com)