FinanceEmployers and Private Insurers Paid Hospitals 247% of What Medicare Would Have
RAND 3.0 found that reducing hospital prices to Medicare rates would have resulted in $19.7 billion in savings for employers.
FinancePhysician Compensation Increased by 3.8% in 2019
However, wRVU production "remained stagnant" at 0.56% last year.
Clinical CareGender Gaps at Physician Practices May Effect Pay
Adjustments to salary were made based on physician specialty, years of experience, hours worked, measures of clinical workload, practice type,...
FinanceMajority of Psychiatrists Have a Net Worth of Less Than $1M
Medscape found that psychiatrists are among the lowest earners of all physicians.
Covid-19You Can Make Millions Selling Masks to the Government in Three Easy Steps
The federal government is essentially providing seed money to PPE startups, including some run by people accused of fraud. Mask...
Clinical CareWhen to Consider Paying Medical Staff Leaders
In today's economic environment, physicians are watching their salaries dwindle, and they resist giving their time and expertise away for...
FinanceS&P Expects Lower Funded Ratios for Nonprofit Healthcare Pension Plans in FY 2020
The ratings agency found that the median funded status of defined benefit plans fell from 84% in fiscal year 2019...
FinanceMedscape: Half of Physicians Have a Net Worth of Less Than $1M
A new report from Medscape indicated that the dynamic may change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
FinanceMGMA: Physician Compensation Grew in 2019
The results were released one week after a Medscape report on physician compensation.
FinanceIn Q1, Tenet Healthcare 'Hit a Wall' Created by COVID-19
The Dallas-based for-profit hospital operator's earnings report was released days after the Teamsters published an open letter to shareholders.
FinanceCMS Suspends Advance Payment Program, Reexamining Accelerated Payments
The suspension of the Advance Payment Program to Part B suppliers comes after CMS made over $100 billion in payments...
FinanceMedical Staffing Companies Owned by Rich Investors Cut Doctor Pay and Now Want Bailout Money
Companies that employ emergency room medical personnel, many owned by private equity firms, say they are reeling from vanishing demand...