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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...
New OIG Guidance for On-Call Payments
OIG Opinion 09-05, approving a hospital's proposal to compensate physicians for on-call services performed on behalf of...
Hospitals, Physicians Negotiate Call Pay
As healthcare organizations continue to struggle with on-call compensation issues, hospitals, like physicians, are...
Looking Upstream
Over the past few weeks, I've been on the road at conferences and meetings talking with healthcare administration and...

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...