ID-focused Hospital Efficiency Improvement Program
This guide describes how to implement services aimed at mitigating healthcare-associated infections and other infectious disease-related issues under the leadership of an ID physician executive. It provides clear descriptions of activities (services lines) and metrics for the following services lines: Infection Prevention & Control; Antimicrobial Stewardship; Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Hospital Admission/Readmission Avoidance; and Bio-security, Bio-preparedness, & Emerging Infectious Diseases.
IDSA Guide to Co-Management Agreements for Antimicrobial Stewardship, Infection Control & Prevention Services - July 2014 (PDF)
This guide provides background, rationale, and sample contract language to assist IDSA members who are interested in co-management agreements with a hospital or healthcare system.
Infectious Diseases Services Agreement - Template (.doc)
Template for an Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Services Agreement.
This market study reviews the maximum annual incentive compensation for the infectious diseases specialty payable by hospitals for services rendered in the infectious disease service line.
Legality of Gain-sharing Arrangements Between Infectious Diseases Physicians and Hospitals (PDF)
Memorandum that provides information concerning gain-sharing arrangements between hospitals and physicians, the history of the growing acceptance of gain-sharing with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), factors that OIG and CMS consider in approving gain-sharing arrangements, and recommended process for Infectious Diseases clinicians to approach such arrangements.
Gain-sharing Contract Template
Template for an agreement for infection prevention/epidemiology services.
The ID Service Line
Co-management agreements are typically used for specific hospital service lines, such as cardiology and orthopedics. This article provides guidance on how the concept for how Infectious Diseases services can be considered as a hospital service line. This article appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of Physician Leadership Journal, which is a publication of American Association of Physician Leadership.
AMA: Terminating an Employment Contract (PDF)
Guide from the American Medical Association on terminating physician-hospital and physician-group practice employment agreements.
Advisory Board Cheat Sheet Series
The Advisory Board provides cheat sheets on a variety of topics related to health care and physician compensation, including Clinical Integration, Physician Co-Management, Physician Employment, and Hospital Readmissions Reduction.