Physicians are rapidly moving from assuming emergency department (ED) call is an obligation of medical staff membership to assuming ED call is a hospital obligation they should be paid to fulfill. Once they’ve made this shift, they want to know how much they will be paid for call. In fact, physicians are increasingly dictating this amount to hospitals before they commit to assuming ED call. Either the hospital meets physicians’ compensation demands or physicians refuse to take call, regardless of what the bylaws require.
The Greeley Company helps hospitals and medical staffs with ED call by handling the issue of call ownership and compensation as a negotiation.
Click here to read our white paper, Approaching ED Call Compensation as a Negotiation: How to raise the level of dialogue between physicians and hospitals as we negotiate ED call compensation payments.