The Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association (ACCMA) has published a legal analysis of the John Muir Physician Network (JMPN) “Non-Exclusive” contract that has been offered to ACCMA members and other physicians who are affiliated with the John Muir IPA.  The analysis was commissioned to assist ACCMA members in evaluating the terms of the JMPN contract. It is available free of charge to ACCMA members only. To request a copy, contact the ACCMA at (510) 654-5383 or


ACCMA has previously offered objective analyses of several provider contracts. While these analyses are not intended to be exhaustive, they are designed to draw a physician's attention to issues that may warrant further inquiry or clarification.


As a reminder, ACCMA cannot make recommendations as to whether a physician should sign a particular contract, or whether a specific contract is good or bad. Our goal is to provide enough information for physicians to make educated decisions before signing contracts.


ACCMA urges physicians to carefully review and understand the vast range of legal and practical implications associated with the execution of any contract for the delivery of medical services, as well as the associated management and administrative implications.


If you have questions or would like to request a copy of the contract analysis, please contact the ACCMA at (510) 654-5383 or