Physician Compensation

Hospitals enjoy greater flexibility in compensating physicians for value-based care

New regulations effective Jan. 19, 2021, afford hospitals, providers of certain ancillary services and accountable care organizations they own significantly greater flexibility to compensate physicians for collaboration on value-based care initiatives.

Max Reynolds, JD February 19, 2021

Stark, Anti-Kickback changes draw praise from providers

Final rules modifying enforcement of the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute aim to remove barriers to participation in value-based payment models.

Rich Daly December 1, 2020

How to apply a value equation in setting compensation for specialty providers

An effective value-based compensation system for surgical specialists should not only account for the physician’s service, quality of care and financial performance, but also the extent to which the physician exhibits high standards of citizenship.

John Rezen, CRCR, MHA, LSSBB October 15, 2020

Physicians are burned out: How healthcare finance leaders can help

HFMA's Katie Gilfillan says healthcare finance and executive teams should appreciate having the oversight of where to invest dollars that builds a strategy toward a culture of health and well-being of physicians.

Katie Gilfillan October 6, 2020

5 high-leverage areas for improving medical group financial performance

By examining five high-leverage areas within medical group operations, health systems can identify improvement opportunities.

Rose Wagner, RN, MHS, FACMPE July 31, 2020

COVID-19 impact on independent primary care physician practices could accelerate the shift to value based payment

Health plans are taking this opportunity to align more closely with independent PCPs, including BCBS of North Carolina, where practices’ acceptance of financial support requires them to join one of health plan’s existing ACOs.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA June 30, 2020

Medicare reopens application period for Direct Contracting models

CMS opened the application process for Direct Contracting models to more providers.

Rich Daly June 17, 2020

Physician Compensation Systems Survey

Survey analysis reveals important learnings from a February 2020 HFMA-conducted study, sponsored by Ludi, about physician compensation.

HFMA May 1, 2020

Survey: Understanding and mitigating risk in compensating physicians

Important learnings from a February 2020 HFMA-conducted survey about physician compensation, where healthcare organization leaders offer insights on the complexities of the process.

HFMA May 1, 2020

Humana partners with private equity firm to expand its primary care capabilities

Humana employing primary care physicians will help improve financial results for its plans by increasing HCC and Stars scores (increased revenue) and reduce medical expenses by improving care management and using claims data to make referrals to lower-cost providers.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA February 12, 2020
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