MGMA In Practice Blog
Many practices compensate their physicians using an RVU model, which compensates based on the work performed rather than the number of patients seen since the level of work required can vary by patient. The Association provides physician compensation per RVU data in the MGMA Physician Compensation and Production Survey Report
, however, data experts say that this is a commonly misused benchmark.
The relationships between physicians and these manufacturers could change now that the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (PPSA)
requires these companies to track and report all payments or other
"transfers of value" to physicians and teaching hospitals beginning Aug.
Patient-centered care and quality measures were noted for the first time
in the industry’s largest compensation report for providers in the
country. Key findings in this year’s MGMA Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2013 Report Based on 2012 Data
include the percentage of salary and compensation that is dependent on
patient satisfaction and the number of providers who must meet quality
metrics set by payers to earn their full compensation.
Putting together your providers’ call schedule can be a tedious task for
any practice administrator. Add vacation requests, part-time physicians
and weekend or holiday on-call time and the process becomes even more
daunting. Implementing call-scheduling software can streamline
scheduling, fulfill providers’ requests and ensure you have the right
coverage to provide the best patient care.
Using non-physician providers (NPPs) is an effective way to balance provider workload and improve patient access as group practice professionals prepare for the influx of 30 million new patients with implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. However NPPs can put you at risk for noncompliance, as every health plan — including Medicare —has its own rules regarding NPP billing, and each state has its own laws for NPP licensing and scope of practice.
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