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Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
Nonprofits' Executive Pay Should Be More Accessible
Most nonprofit hospitals don't readily reveal the salaries and compensation packages of their top executives to public...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
How to Start Trimming Labor Costs
Payroll leaks are the unintentional overspending on labor through lost productivity or unnecessary overtime—and...
In Physician Recruiting, Local Needs Trump National Trends
Two national reports on physician recruiting and compensation reveal that the demand for primary care physicians...
Web Exclusive: MGMA: Medical Director Duties, Compensation Vary Widely
A physician medical director can add thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to his or her compensation...
Web Exclusive: Physician Quality Incentive Payments On the Rise
Incentive payments tied to Medicare pay-for-reporting programs topped $230 million in 2009, and participation has...
Hospitalist Firms Cogent, HMG to Merge
Cogent Healthcare and Hospitalists Management Group are merging to form "the largest private hospitalist company...
Web Exclusive: MedPAC Calls for Pay Raise for Doctors, Hospitals
 Physicians and other health professionals should receive a 1% pay boost for services provided to Medicare...
Web Exclusive: Gender Gap Widens in Physicians' Starting Salaries
Starting salaries for male physicians were about 17% higher than their female counterparts in 2008 and the disparity...

Newsletter: Physician Compensation & Recruitment
This 12-page monthly business newsletter focuses on the specifics of actual physician pay plans used by medical group...
Continuing Education: The Physician Advisor’s Role in CDI: A Collaborative Approach for Success
This one-day seminar provides an in-depth session on the essential functions of the physician advisor and his or her...