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A Better Way to Pay Hospitalists

Hospitalists are among the fastest growing medical specialties and a growing number of them are directly employed by hospitals.  New data confirms that moving away from straight base compensation and toward base salary and incentive packages can impact both productivity and quality in these medical professionals.

1 comments on "A Better Way to Pay Hospitalists"
ILAN KLEIN (9/15/2010 at 9:28 AM)

Is it not possible that doctors with lower base pay are not actually more productive but either up-coding or better educated on how to code. It is very common for doctors to not be properly educated on how to code a visit and these doctors tend to code lower RVU visits rather than higher RVU visits unless of course they are monetarily incentivized to code a higher a RVU visit.