Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about BayCare Medical Group and their recruitment procedures. If you have any further questions, please contact us at (813) 586-8237.

 

How can I apply for a position?

For physicians, please contact our recruitment department at (813) 586-8237 or email your CV to us at BMGProviderRecruitment@baycare.org.

If you are an advanced practice provider, you can apply for open positions at https://baycare.org/careers.

Do you pay for malpractice?

Malpractice is covered by BayCare.

If an offer is made, what is the typical turn-around timeframe to begin employment?

The start date for employment varies. The provider must obtain a Florida license, complete all necessary forms to be credentialed with BayCare Medical Group and any affiliate hospitals that are needed. You must also provide any additional documentation that is necessary for managed care. 

What is STARK law and how does that affect me?

The Stark law is a limitation on certain physician referrals. It prohibits physician referrals of designated health services (“DHS”) for Medicare and Medicaid patients if the physician (or an immediate family member) has a financial relationship with that entity. 42 U.S.C. 1395nn. For more information on Stark law please visit http://starklaw.org/.

What is the Anti-Kickback Statute and how does it pertain to me?

The federal Anti-Kickback Statue is a criminal statute that prohibits the exchange (or offer to exchange), of anything of value, in an effort to induce (or reward) the referral of federal health care program business. See 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b. For more information please visit https://oig.hhs.gov/compliance/physician-education/01laws.asp.

What is a not-for-profit vs. for-profit company? What is BayCare Medical Group?

Not -for-profit gains tax exempt status by meeting guidelines set by state and federal governments to ensure the organization is providing benefits to their surrounding community.

For profit doesn’t get the tax benefits as not-for-profit. For profit can be publicly traded or owned by private investors who expect to earn a profit from their investment dollars.

BayCare Medical Group is a not-for-profit organization. All monies made by the system go back into the system for continual growth.

What EMR system do you use in the practices and in the hospitals?

In all of our outpatient centers, hospitals, urgent cares and imaging we are utilizing Cerner. 

What type of staff will I have in the office? In the hospital?

In an office setting, typically you will have a site manager, nurse or MA (depends on specialty) and a medical office receptionist. Depending on the volume of the office, you may also have an advance care practitioner.

In the hospital, staff varies based off the needs of the hospital. 

Is there an annual CME allowance?

Yes. Per our policy, you will have a CME allowance that can be used for membership fees, conference registrations, travel expenses, books and subscriptions.

Do you offer reimbursement for professional expenses?

Yes, professional expenses are paid from the providers CME allowance. Professional expenses include items that are directly related to the professional development and clinical education of the physician. 

Is tail coverage available?

BayCare Medical Group will pay for a certain percentage of a provider’s tail cost depending on the number of years of service with the group.

Are there compensation incentives?

Physicians will have a starting base salary, but could potentially receive performance and/or productivity incentive bonuses. 

Do you accept J1 or H1B visas? 

BayCare does sponsor certain visas; however, legal review of visa documentation is required to determine eligibility.

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