Managing Principal Kim Mobley publishes “Valuation of Physician On-Call Pay and Coverage Arrangements”

Physician Compensation Practice Leader Kim Mobley’s article was featured in the 2013 American Health Lawyer Association’s Health Care Guide. 

“The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act of 1986 (EMTALA) requires most Medicare participating health care organizations to have physicians available to provide services to patients presenting the in emergency room. Two types of call coverage are typically provided by physicians:

  • Unrestricted call coverage, which allows for the physian to remain off of the premises but available to report for duty within a specified timeframe (typically within 30 minutes), and
  • Restricted call coverage, which requires the physician to remain on hospital premises.”

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