PracticeLink Magazine

Spring 2019

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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PracticeLink.com S PRIN g 2019 35 L E G A L M AT T E R S Where Quality of Care Meets Quality of Life Hallmark Health Medical Associates has a new name. www.tuftsmccommunitycare.org Hallmark Health Medical Associates (HHMA), now called Tufts Medical Center Community Care, is a physician-led organization with practice locations in several communities just north of Boston. Current opportunities: • Physicians: Family Medicine, Family Medicine w/OB, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry • NPs and PAs: Acute Care/ICU, Family Medicine, Hem/Onc, Psychiatry Highlights of our physician-led group: • Competitive benefits and creative scheduling • Full hospitalist support and call coverage • On-boarding and mentoring programs • Ambulatory flow model based upon lean methodology • Long-term talented practice management staff • Career advancement opportunities • Historic communities with short commute times and great schools • Located just 6 miles north of Boston and an easy drive to the ocean, boating, hiking, skiing, museums and more! Contact: Alison Bruyn at abruyn@melrosewakefield.org or call 781-338-7505 Professional liability insurance Most states and hospitals require a minimum amount of professional liability insurance. One of the key issues is making sure you know what type of coverage is provided, and confirm your responsibilities when you're no longer employed by that organization. There are two main types of professional liability insurance: claims-made and occurrence. A claims-made policy generally covers you for any negligent activity that occu rs while you're employed by that organization. Upon the end of your employment, in most circumstances, a "tail" policy will need to be purchased. Assuming a tail policy is required, confirm before signing a new employment agreement whether you, your employer or some combination of both is responsible for paying for the tail policy. An occurrence policy generally covers you for any liability action regardless of whether the action is brought during or after (but within the state's statute of limitations) your employment. A tail is not required for an occurrence policy — and for that reason, an occurrence policy is typically more expensive than a claims-made policy. Physicians who are moonlighting or working second jobs should confirm whether their primary employer's professional liability coverage extends to the secondary employment setting. (In most circumstances, it will not.) Disability insurance There is no "one size fits all" disability insurance policy. Unlike life insurance, where a physician can essentially purchase as much as is desired, there are strict limits on the amount of disability insurance a physician can maintain. Disability insurance companies do not want physicians to be "over-insured" because there would be no incentive to return to work if you were on disability with

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