Physician Compensation

More physicians shift from MIPS to APMs in Medicare

Increasing numbers of physicians paid by Medicare are shifting from the default quality-reporting-based payment option to earning bonus payments by participating in other payment models.

Rich Daly January 8, 2020

Physician pay increased but productivity remained stagnant in 2018

Medical specialties saw an increase of 1.9% in median wRVU production over last year’s survey.

HFMA December 16, 2019

Hospital industry sheds jobs for the first time in 20 months

Hospitals reduced positions in July, marking the first employment drop since 2017.

Rich Daly August 6, 2019

Analysis: CBO says surprise-bill legislation reduces the deficit

The possible impact on physician payment rates from the Senate Help Committee’s legislation related to surprise bills has garnered strong support for an arbitration provision from the healthcare industry.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA August 2, 2019

4 steps to improving physician productivity

Successful physician productivity initiatives include strong leadership, analytics, and aligned incentives.

Lisa Fry May 29, 2019

Some hospital-employed physicians will qualify for new primary care models

Certain physicians employed by hospitals and health systems will be allowed to participate in new Medicare primary care models that aim to enroll one-quarter of primary care providers.

Rich Daly May 9, 2019

Engaging Physicians in Value-Based Compensation Models

The University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center model layers a 50/50 share of any incentive payments on top of a work RVU-based component to account for revenue that is still generated by the number of patients that providers see. 

Lisa A. Eramo January 16, 2019

Healthcare Executives with Unique Skills Are Leading Total Rewards Trends

The market will remain highly competitive for executives and physicians with the leadership skills needed to navigate change, ensure strategic success, and facilitate innovation. To attract these leaders, organizations must be flexible when setting compensation levels. 

Bruce Greenblatt December 5, 2018

Confronting the Physician Shortage Head-On: A Health Plan Takes Action

John Baackes, CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan, describes a long-term initiative to ensure a strong physician pipeline is available to serve the healthcare safety net in the market.

John Baackes October 16, 2018

Building Trust with Physicians During Times of Disruption

Changing the funds-flow model can disrupt age-old processes at an academic medical center. The CEO of a Wisconsin health system offers advice for physician leaders on how they can align physicians when altering the funds flow and making other cultural changes.

Laura Ramos Hegwer July 26, 2018
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