Traditionally, independent physicians made up the majority of medical staff members at most community hospitals. But more and more hospitals are moving to new medical staff models, including employment of physicians and increased use of exclusive contracting for services, and more and more physicians are seeking such arrangements. Changes in medical staff models have presented problems and caused confusion for both physicians and hospitals. Katten partner Michael Callahan, along with William Cors, an experienced physician executive and vice president of medical staff services for health care consultancy The Greeley Company, recently presented a webinar on the topic of exclusive contracts—their benefits for both hospitals and physicians, the new medical staff models they create and where these models break down. To view the presentation, which offers suggestions for alternative contract provisions and best practices for hospitals for requesting and gathering information, click here.