AMA votes to oppose noncompete agreements in certain physician contracts

During its House of Delegates meeting, the AMA voted to oppose noncompete agreements for physicians employed by hospitals or staffing company employers.Noncompete agreements are common in health care. They affect up to 45% of primary care physicians, according to an AMA press release.Recent trends indicate that more physicians are practicing at a hospital or a practice “that is at least partially owned by a hospital or health care system rather than in a private practice,” the release said.“Allowing physicians to work for multiple hospitals can enhance the availability ofRead More