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Nurse Compensation Remained Flat Across Most Care Settings

November 1, 2018 - Nurses did not see a significant boost in average annual compensation in 2017, a recent survey of over 10,200 registered nurses (RNs), and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) revealed. The average earnings of a full-time RN were $81,000 in 2017, up just $1,000 in two years, and LPNs saw no significant change in average annual compensation during the same period, Medscape...


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HRSA Awards $293M to Bolster the Primary Care Workforce

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is looking to bolster primary care by awarding $293 million to expand the primary care workforce, HHS recently announced. The healthcare industry is facing a serious physician...

Patient Access to Care Falls As More Docs Look to Retire, Cut Hours

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Patient access to care could decrease as a greater number of physicians plan to cut down their hours, retire, or find a non-clinical job in 2018 compared to two years ago, a recent survey from the Physicians Foundation and Merritt Hawkins...

Less Than a Third of Docs Owned Independent Practices in 2018

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Physicians are continuing to flock to hospital employment models rather than take on a private, independent practice, according to a new survey. Only about 31.4 percent of physicians identified as independent practice owners or partners...

Physician Compensation Increased for Just 37% of Docs in 2017

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Average annual physician compensation for most specialties remained relatively flat from 2016 to 2017, leading to mediocre income satisfaction rates among physicians, the second annual PracticeMatch survey uncovered. Only 37 percent of...

13% of People Live in an Area with a Primary Care Physician Shortage

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Approximately 13 percent of US residents, or 44 million individuals, live in a county with a primary care physician shortage, according to new data from UnitedHealth Group. The primary care physician shortage impacts all types of...

Shift Admin, QGenda Top Physician Scheduling Vendors, KLAS Reports

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Shift Admin and QGenda are the physician scheduling vendors giving provider organizations their money’s worth for the time saved using the solution, KLAS recently reported. In a series of interviews with over 200 healthcare...

CFOs Expect Higher Hospital Labor Costs As Staffing Shortages Loom

by Jacqueline LaPointe

About 78 percent of healthcare finance leaders expect hospital labor costs to grow in the next 12 months as the industry faces a worsening shortage of healthcare professionals, a new survey shows. The survey of over 100 CFOs and...

Using Text Messages to Improve Healthcare Recruitment, Employment

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Getting qualified healthcare professionals in the door for interviews as quickly as possible is paramount for provider organizations facing a competitive healthcare recruitment and employment market. The healthcare industry is in the...

Providers Prefer Manual Nurse Scheduling Over Predictive Analytics

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Despite vendors offering predictive analytics and machine learning to support staff and nurse scheduling, provider organizations prefer manually developing their work schedules, a new KLAS report shows. The survey of executives,...

Medical Practices to Focus on Staff, Patient Retention, MGMA Finds

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Medical practices are putting staff and patient retention efforts on the top of their priority lists, a new report from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) showed. MGMA’s “2018 MGMA DataDive Practice...

Physician Assistant Compensation Increased Almost 3% in 2018

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Median annual physician assistant compensation was $105,000 in 2018, representing a 2.9 percent boost compared to the previous year, a new American Academy of PAs (AAPA) survey found. Meanwhile, the 2018 AAPA Salary Survey of over 9,000...

Falling Productivity Stifles Physician Compensation Boost in 2017

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Physician compensation increased by just 0.89 percent in 2017, marking the first year that provider salaries have grown less than two percent in over a decade, AMGA recently reported. The 31st annual AMGA Medical Group Compensation and...

Hospital Employment, Medical Group Participation Increases in 2018

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Hospital employment is trending up, with 64 percent of medical professionals in a recent survey by the Medicus Firm reporting being employed by a hospital, medical group, or other healthcare facility in 2018. The percentage of employed...

Healthcare Revenue Higher for Practices Employing More NPs, PAs

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Primary care practices that employ more physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other non-physician providers have greater healthcare revenue and productivity, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) recently reported. In...

Relaxing Scope of Practice Laws for APRNs, PAs to Boost Efficiency

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Loosening scope of practice laws for advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants and shifting spending away from physicians can boost provider productivity, driving down costs, the economic policy center The Hamilton...

Physician Shortage Drives Boost in Nursing, Physician Assistant Pay

by Jacqueline LaPointe

As the physician shortage worsens, provider organizations are increasingly relying on non-physician providers to fill the gap. And they are paying nursing staff, physician assistants, and other employees more to make up for it. The...

Medical Specialist Demand Rises as Primary Care Searches Dip

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Demand for primary care physicians remains strong as provider organizations transition to population health management. But organizations are increasingly seeking medical specialists for healthcare employment, a new analysis...

Primary Care Physician Shortage Driving Bump in Compensation

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Primary care physician compensation increased by more than 10 percent over the past five years. But the rise in pay indicates a worsening primary care physician shortage, according to the 2018 DataDive Provider Compensation report from the...

Addressing Productivity, Labor to Bend the Healthcare Cost Curve

by Jacqueline LaPointe

From alternative payment models and value-based purchasing to artificial intelligence and data analytics tools, the healthcare industry is transforming how care is delivered and paid for to reduce constantly rising medical costs. While...

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