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Physician leaders earn more in non-hospital groups

Medical Group Management Association, April 9, 2009
Data released by the Medical Group Management Association show that medical directors in non-hospital physician groups earn 69% more than practices owned by a hospital. The research also shows that medical directors in primary care groups earn more within a hospital-owned practice, and compensation for physician leaders varies by specialty. Physician education duties increases primary care compensation by 82%, the data states, while surgical and nonsurgical specialist compensation increases more than 100%.