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Healthcare Employment Practice: Policy, Law and Procedure

Author(s): James T. O'Reilly, Mary Ellen Keegan
Practice Area: Employees, Employment agreements, Employment and labor, Health care, Health care providers, Labor law, Labor unions, Personnel
Date: Apr 2020 i Other versions can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 9781402436369
PLI Item #: 293923

The hospital and healthcare environment has become more fractured and more fractious in recent years. Job satisfaction is down, unions are up, contracts are much more complex and the covenants which bind doctors and other healthcare personnel have locked up the futures for many professionals. This clear and concise guidebook responds to these complex issues with examples and details to save time, reduce errors and improve employee satisfaction. This text explores how the system actually operates, and suggests how lawyers, human resource professionals and hospital management teams can improve their outcomes through astute planning and careful drafting of agreements.


  • Step-by-step, term-by-term guidance on physician employment contracts, with an emphasis on the problems presented by restrictive covenants, and a full sample Physician Employment Agreement
  • Labor and employment law as it affects healthcare industry employees
  • Issues presented by telemedicine
  • Stark and anti-kickback law compliance
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Professor James O’Reilly has taught courses in Public Health Policy and in Food, Drug, & Safety Laws for 39 years at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and College of Law. Since 1974, he has worked on numerous projects involving the Food & Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control, and Consumer Product Safety Commission, and chaired programs and committees dealing with consumer product safety. He has also served as in-house counsel to a large manufacturer, as counsel to a law firm, and as an expert witness for defendants and plaintiffs. His earlier works include the leading references on food and drug law and federal records disclosure. He is co-editor of the Accident Prevention Manual for the National Safety Council, and Assistant Chief Reporter of the ABA Project on European Union Administrative Law. Prof. O’Reilly also served as Vice Mayor of an Ohio city and executive committee trustee of the regional council of governments serving the Cincinnati region. He is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Mary Ellen Keegan retired as in-house legal counsel for the General Electric Co.’s Aviation Division, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more than twenty years she negotiated, drafted and successfully concluded billions of dollars of U.S. and international commercial business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, financings, and other sophisticated business arrangements, year after year. Mary Ellen has lectured nationally and internationally on sophisticated business transactions. After marrying a gastroenterologist in 1993, she became keenly interested in the national healthcare delivery system, and most particularly, how it affected physicians on an individual and group level and has since tracked the changes in healthcare delivery as it negatively impacts physicians and other professionals in the U.S. healthcare system. Her vast business and transactions background has enabled her to consult and negotiate favorably for physicians with insurance companies and healthcare organizations. This is the second book she has coauthored that focuses on the subject of physician employment. She is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law.