The Healthcare Standard

Doctor Staffing Company Faces Suit Over Bonus Payments

A class of emergency room physicians may proceed with a claim that their employer breached their contracts by failing to pay them required bonuses for supervising other health-care professionals, the Middle District of Alabama said.

The court refused to dismiss claims that the employment contracts obligated Team Health Inc. to pay doctors more money for supervising advanced practice clinicians based on a value assigned to that activity. The bonus system enabled the employer to increase its billings and collections, the physicians said.


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