contractHelp3You know all about emergency medicine, but the business of emergency medicine may leave you scratching your head and wondering about business agreements and management. In the Contracts area of, you can learn more about obtaining and maintaining a business contract, looking out for contractual red flags, and understanding fairness issues and due process. A new, members-only document, called What To Do When Your Contract Is Threatened, provides an overview of important timing issues.

ACEP Model Emergency Physician Services Agreement with Managed Care Organization 

In Transition: Contracts - Watch Out for These Red Flags 

Information Papers

    Fairness Issues and Due Process Considerations in Various Emergency Physician Relationships, 1997  
    Obtaining, Maintaining, and Retaining an Emergency Department Contract, 2001 
    What To Do When Your Contract Is Threatened, 2006 

Other Contract & Management Resources 

In the ACEP Bookstore
Contract Issues for Emergency Physicians, 2nd Edition (EMRA/ACEP member discount)

View ACEP's policies on  Contracts and Compensation Arrangements 

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