Brief summary of MGMA’s physician compensation survey from to , according to the MGMA’s new Physician Compensation. Direct Compensation and Productivity for Physicians. All Group Types. Section III: Summary of Starting Salaries by Specialty. New Physicians. Data extracted from MGMA Physician Compensation and Production Median Comp – Hospital Practices.

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Nonpatient care-related sources of compensation such as Medical Directorships for Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship are often derived through fair market value assessments, which reference compensation surveys as the benchmark for hourly rates applied in these types of contracts. First, the practice must identify a benchmark that mirrors the type of practice being analyzed.

Conclusions With a changing environment and employment status of VS, tracking measures of productivity and proper benchmarking become vitally important.

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It is also possible that more than one VS responding from within a large group may have skewed the results. It is important for students and residents increasingly burdened with student debt who are considering a career in ID to have compensatioh, comprehensive, and representative information on the compensation and career options available in the field.

Net collections do reflect actual collections but are heavily influenced by payer mix and may discourage physicians from providing service to uninsured or poorly insured patients.

Jethro Trees Ritter1 John B. Trends should be shared with the membership at the annual vascular meeting or special meetings focused on compensation and productivity. Infectious diseases specialists employed in this setting report better compensation early in their careers than their peers who are associates in private practice.

Abstract Negotiating physician compensation can be complicated because many factors now influence the ways in which physicians can be compensated. One increasingly mgmma benchmark used is compensation per WRVU.


For these ID specialists, there appears to be the greatest income parity across gender early in their careers. Accessed 4 January To survey the Society for Vascular Surgery SVS membership with regard to type of practice, employment status, work compenaation, and productivity criteria.

The SVS could then come up with strategies to address pertinent issues. Some practices add extra compensation for leadership positions, administrative functions, travel to outlying locations by either a flat amount or assigning WRVUs to such activities. If an academic VS at 0. The SVS is in an ideal position for maintaining a database, which can be accessed by members to benchmark their productivity with similar groups and to spot discrepancies between a database that they trust and the health system-supplied information.

Two-thirds of respondents were in private practice. Support Center Support Center. Given the membership composition of MGMA, it is reasonable to conclude that this sample largely draws from the large employed physician group model. The academic practice comparing itself to other academic practices or private practices has to assign the clinical full-time equivalent CFTE level to each clinical faculty member.

Despite the fact that physician productivity and compensation is increasingly based upon work units, RVUs are mistakenly thought to measure productivity.

Many other measures of productivity exist including patient encounters, gross charges, adjusted charges, net collections, and pay for performance P4P.

Although the IDSA compensation survey was mgam designed to further explore the reasons behind the income disparity across gender, it is nonetheless useful to have figures from a representative sample specific to the ID specialty. Furthermore, overall compensation for ID specialists will be affected by the evolution towards more value-based reimbursement, where bundled payments are becoming compensqtion prevalent and where providers struggle to report on meaningful quality measures on which payment is based.

Infectious Diseases Physician Compensation: An Improved Perspective

Open in a separate window. Please review our privacy policy. The low response rate is of concern although the SVS staff observes that this is within range of the surveys sent out by the society.


This method can also be flawed as VS can be paid at different rates using this method depending on, for example, whether they are doing Medicare or cosmetic vein work. In addition, the physician is penalized for patient noncompliance. This finding is supported vompensation the fact that net collections, for which RVU tracking is not needed were the most common measure of productivity rather than RVUs.

Negotiating physician compensation can be complicated because many factors now influence the ways in which physicians can be compensated. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

Patient encounters are easy to measure but may encourage physicians to see patients requiring short visits to boost their count and do not reflect actual collections. Surveys fielded by Medscape, Medical Group Management Association MGMA and others offer some valuable perspective on physician compensation in general and in relation to certain specialties. Factors influencing applicant numbers among infectious diseases training programs: Support Center Support Center.

Annual surveys should be further refined and conducted by the SVS and the accuracy strengthened by asking business managers of VS practices to participate in the surveys. Will it be at the specialty division, department, faculty plan, or a combination?

A national study of resource-based relative value scales for physician services: Comparisons between individuals and groups may however suffer due to inaccurate coding or not coding for services at all. The authors wish to phyxician all previous — members as well as current members of the Community Practice Advisory Committee for their encouragement and support of this project. Physician compensation is a topic of great interest and considerable sensitivity.