Johns Hopkins Medicine CME: Physician Reimbursement and Employment Contracts

(This activity has been approved for 1.25  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)


Every physician should know where their money comes from.  It does not matter whether you are in private practice, employed by a hospital, or academic medicine.  We all expect to be paid for our service and be paid fairly.  In the current age of production-based employment contracts, no physician is immune to the underlying factors that affect their reimbursement and how work becomes cash.  This presentation will prepare you for physician employment contracts where you will learn how to analyze and negotiate an employment contract.   Talented but uninformed physicians put themselves in a vulnerable position.  Empower yourself with knowledge.

Target Audience

This online course has been prepared for any individual who works as a healthcare provider.  There are no prerequisites to participate.


Paul Gurny   M.B.A.   M.S.  Managing Director,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC., Senior Professional Instructor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

David Joyce  M.D.   M.B.A.   Director of Educational Programs,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC.


After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Define the rules of reimbursement.
  • Identify who makes the rules of reimbursement.
  • Explain why there are rules of reimbursement.
  • Discuss coding.
  • Describe the mighty RVU.
  • Discuss the reimbursement equation – RVUs and conversion factors.
  • Identify the financial meaning of an employment contract.
  • Practice management skills.


The video tutorial is divided into  20 - 30 minute segments to enhance the learning experience. It can be viewed on any smart device an unlimited number of times, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Total viewing time     (63:59)

Estimated time to complete the module and post-test     1.25 hours

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

JHU Faculty/Staff Only: If you are using your Tuition Remission Benefit or an ION budget, please complete this REGISTRATION FORM 8 2014  and return with appropriate payment processing form to OCME, Turner 20. Information can be found on-line at


Purchase this video presentation

You may view this presentation on an unlimited basis using any smart device. It comes in 2 segments to accommodate a busy schedule.