2022 Physician Fee Schedule: Understanding Changes to Split/Shared Visits

Struggling to understand the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule changes to split/shared visits? SullivanCotter breaks down the recently announced rule, how it affects health care organizations, and what steps need to be taken moving forward in 2022.


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INFOGRAPHIC: 2017 Physician Compensation and Productivity Insights

View highlights from SullivanCotter's 2017 Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey Report


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Attracting and Retaining Physicians Through Benefits

Hospitals and health systems are increasingly employing physicians in an effort to enhance physician alignment, improve quality, grow market share and increase revenue. This labor market trend has focused attention on physician benefits, which may differ from benefits offered to other employees.


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Infographic | Provider Performance Incentive Compensation

As the health care industry adapts to new payment and care delivery models, value-based compensation is becoming increasingly more complex. With data reported from nearly 50 participating organizations, the following highlights from SullivanCotter’s 2015 Provider Performance Incentive Survey offer unique insight into emerging performance trends, quality measures and incentive design practices.


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‘How Trustees Can Improve Alignment by Overseeing Physician Compensation’, Trustee Magazine

This article, published in AHA’s Trustee magazine, offers guidance to trustees who are overseeing physician compensation arrangements so they can confront governance challenges, improve alignment and mitigate financial and reputational risk to their organizations.


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‘Value-Based Physician Compensation: A Link To Performance Improvement’, hfm Magazine

SullivanCotter co-authors article with Mayo Clinic Health System for hfm Magazine.


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Effective Physician Compensation in the Movement from Volume to Value

This article, published in The Governance Institute’s March edition of E-Briefings, examines the two worlds in which health care organizations currently operate: one that is still fee-for-service and the new world of pay-for-outcomes.


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Aligning Physician Compensation With Strategic Goals

The cover article of the July 2014 issue of hfm chronicles how Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS) turned a complex array of physician compensation plans into a single integrated plan that aligned physicians and provided value-based care to their patients.


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The Perils of Payment

This article, featured in the July/August 2014 issue of Trustee magazine, addresses the risks and complexities of financial arrangements between hospitals and physicians.


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Physician On-Call Pay: Compliance Considerations and Emerging Trends

Over the past several years, the provision of on-call pay has continued to increase. Therefore, it is important from a strategic, financial and regulatory perspective to properly structure physician on-call pay arrangements.


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SullivanCotter Data Reflected in “Shift in Payment Models Alters Physician Compensation”

As physician reimbursement shifts from a fee-for-service model to a value-based structure, expect to see changes in how compensation plans are drafted.


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Pay Gap Between Specialists, Primary Care Physicians Diminishing, According to Becker’s Hospital Review Article

Managing Principal and National Physician Compensation Practice Leader Kim Mobley provides additional insight on physician pay initiatives.


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Addressing APC and Staff Pay Disparities

The demand for advanced practice clinicians (APCs) has increased significantly, as have concerns about the impact of their base pay and incentives. Does your organization understand how APC compensation affects your bottom line?


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Advanced Practice Clinician Pay – What’s Happening and What’s Coming

According to SullivanCotter’s 2011 Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey, over half (59 percent) of survey participants have increased the size of their APC workforce within the past 12 months. Of these, the average increase was seven APCs. Sixty-one percent of survey participants indicated that they plan to increase the size of their APC workforce in the next 12 months. Of these, the average increase will be six APCs.


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OIG Issues Advisory Opinion Regarding Physician On-Call Pay

A key factor noted in the opinion is that, based on an independent valuation, the hospital certified that the per diem rates are commercially reasonable and fair market value for the services provided.


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Where are Physician Salaries Heading? 5 Current Trends

As more physicians are becoming hospital-employed, will cost reductions and physician alignment come at the expense of physician compensation?


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