This session will discuss hospital contract negotiations from the perspective of both the radiologist and the attorney. It will discuss basic negotiation principles that can be applied to hospital contracting, and it will give examples of contract clauses that should be avoided or modified. Emphasis will be placed on achieving a positive result that benefits the practice, the hospital, and the patients. Time will be available for an interactive Q & A session. Attendees are encouraged to bring to the session their practice specific concerns and issues.