According to an MGMA report in a publication scheduled to be released in mid-July, “Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2012 Report Based on 2011 Data,” primary care physicians (PCPs) may see a 5 percent or more payment increase due to new payment methodologies.
The report features data from 62,245 physicians and other providers in 2,913 medical groups, which shows:
- Median earnings for primary-care doctors increased around 5.2 percent
- Internists are seeing a 5 percent compensation boost to $215,689
- Pediatric and adolescent medicine physicians' median was $203,948
- Family medicine physicians' median compensation was $200,114
The shift may be due to integrated delivery systems and hospitals. Dr. Michael Nochomovitz, president of University Hospitals Physician Services in Cleveland, said in a press release, “There appears to be a growing focus on primary-care providers in anticipation of new methodologies in payment, a focus on coordination of care, and the imperative to control utilization and costs in the system."
The report also showed gynecologists, nephrologists, and radiation oncologists saw compensation decreases.
The Modern Healthcare Physician Compensation Survey, will be published in Modern Healthcare’s July 16 issue.
Sources: MGMA news release and Primary-care docs see pay rise 5%: MGMA survey
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