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November 2008 Issue

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Clinical Practice Employees to Use Same Payroll

Published November 2008

In a major step for the UC Physicians (UCP) Re-engineering Project, corporate clinical practice employees from seven departments will be transferred to the UCP payroll effective Jan. 1, 2009.

On that date, corporate clinical practice employees from the departments of family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, radiology, radiation oncology, pathology and surgery will go on the UCP payroll.

They will make the transition from the payrolls of the individual corporate practices.

UC Physicians is the private practice group for clinical faculty members at the College of Medicine. The UCP Re-engineering Project aims to merge the 15 clinical practice corporations into a single nonprofit tax-exempt organization with the goal of simplifying, coordinating and improving UCP functions.

On April 1, 2009, corporate clinical practice employees from the remaining departments are scheduled to be transferred to the UCP payroll. In another major step for the Re-engineering Project, all corporate clinical practice employees will have the same benefits package effective Jan. 1, 2009.

Previously, each practice corporation offered similar benefits with distinctive features. The 2009 open enrollment process began Oct. 20 and continues through Nov. 14. During open enrollment, eligible employees elect the following benefits: medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance and flexible spending accounts.

To facilitate communication about the Re-engineering Project, Thomas Boat, MD, chief executive officer of UCP and executive associate dean of the College of Medicine, has been meeting with the collegeís departments to give an overview of the project and answer questions.

ďAs we make this important transition, itís important that faculty and staff stay as fully informed as possible,Ē Boat says.

For additional information, visit the UCP Web site at

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