I have reviewed many employment contracts with a provision that makes my blood boil. Some indemnification provisions include a section that makes the employee responsible to an insurance company to refund any money that is reclaimed in an audit if due to the employee using the wrong codes or having an incomplete medical chart. That’s an absurd provision that potentially can have the unsuspecting physician owing her/his boss hundreds of thousands of dollars in an insurance audit. We can argue if such a provision is even enforceable as it’s so unconscionable. But why get into that position to begin with? Have your employment contract reviewed by an experienced health care attorney prior to signing it! Season’s Greetings and wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!
Lawrence F. Kobak, Esq.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW