I’ll Focus On Your Contract While You Focus On What You Do Best
Health care professionals need an experienced health lawyer to review and negotiate any contract before they sign anything. My name is Dan Icenogle, and at Icenogle & Associates, LLC, I work with physicians and other health care workers throughout Wisconsin on a broad range of contractual issues.
For more than 25 years, I have developed a sterling reputation as an attorney who helps physicians and other medical employees protect their best interests for all health law issues. Whether you need representation for negotiating a contract or resolving a noncompete clause, I know how to help you find answers to these problems.
Assistance With Group Practice Contracts
There are several factors that you must think about when you are considering contracting with a group practice to treat their patients, including:
- Does the contract contain a noncompete agreement that could limit your ability to practice medicine?
- How will you receive payment for your services?
- What health care services will you be providing?
- How are the payments for your service structured? Will you receive global, lump-sum or fee-for-service payments?
Doctors who try to negotiate their own contracts often run into trouble. As a practicing physician and attorney, I understand what your needs are as a physician and how a contract must address them. I can help you negotiate a contract that protects you from financial harm.
Renegotiating Noncompete Clauses
It is not uncommon for a physician’s contract to contain a noncompete clause. This restrictive covenant prevents individuals from working for competitors for a certain period of time.
A noncompete clause can affect your ability to practice medicine if you terminate your relationship with your employer. If you signed a contract with a noncompete agreement, it is important to work with an attorney who may be able to negotiate your release from the terms of your contract.
Courts have shown a willingness to rewrite these agreements, but if you do not want to end up in court, it is essential to have a health care lawyer review the proposed language before you agree to anything. With extensive experience litigating contractual disputes, I know what it takes to avoid them.
I Understand The Issues You Are Facing
Few attorneys have a better understanding of these medical contracting issues than I do. I pride myself on being able to help my fellow medical practitioners do what they do best free of legal obstacles.