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Physician Assistant Compensation Increased Almost 3% in 2018

August 6, 2018 - 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 physician assistants found the median hourly wage remained around $60 for the 17.2 percent of physician assistants who received an hourly wage. About...


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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...

Gaining Visibility into Healthcare Workforce Management Cuts Costs

by Jacqueline LaPointe

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it may take an entire city to operate a health system. From executives and clinicians to IT managers and front desk staff, healthcare workforce management involves hundreds to thousands of...

Average Physician Compensation Sees Modest Growth in 2018

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Physician compensations increased slightly over the past year, with the average annual income increasing from $294,000 in 2017 to $299,000 in 2018, according to most recent Medscape Physician Compensation Report. The survey of 20,000...

Slowing Employment Key to Reducing Healthcare Costs, Experts Argue

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Despite industry-wide efforts to cut spending, healthcare costs are unlikely to decrease unless the industry also reduces the growth in employment, professors from the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College and Kennedy School of...

New Docs Don’t Use Social Media for Healthcare Recruiting, Jobs

by Jacqueline LaPointe

While we seemingly cannot avoid Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other sites, healthcare organizations may want to reconsider using these social media sites for healthcare recruiting and employment opportunities. A recent CompHealth...

Hospitals Acquired 5K Independent Practices from 2015 to 2016

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Hospital acquisitions of independent practices continued, with another 5,000 physician practices acquired by hospitals from July 2015 to July 2016, a recent Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI) and Avalere Health analysis showed. The...

NPs, PAs, and Lay Workers Address Physician Shortage, Reduce Costs

by Jacqueline LaPointe

For hospitals facing a physician shortage, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and health lay workers may be the key to providing high-quality care at lower costs, according to recent research. The physician shortage is expected to...

Hospitals Target Labor Costs, Layoffs to Reduce Healthcare Costs

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Hospitals and health systems are under immense pressure to improve efficiency and reduce their healthcare costs as payers decrease claims reimbursement rates and hospital consolidation continues to grow. Facing tighter margins and...

Management, Job Perception Drive Healthcare Employee Turnover

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Senior leadership, employee perceptions of their job, and management are the top drivers of voluntary healthcare employee turnover, research firm SMD recently reported. High healthcare employee turnover is a major challenge for hospitals...

How Did Providers Respond to Demand After the Affordable Care Act?

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Provider organizations employed additional staff, especially advanced practice clinicians, and expanded facilities and hours in response to increased care demands from more insured patients under the Affordable Care Act, a new Urban...

Trevor Fetter Steps Down as Tenet Healthcare Corp CEO, Director

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Tenet Healthcare Corporation CEO Trevor Fetter stepped down earlier than expected as head of the health system. He also resigned as director of the company, Tenet recently announced. The health system stated in August 2017 that Fetter...

Healthcare Workforce Demand Growing Faster than Provider Supply

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The demands of the healthcare workforce are significantly outpacing the supply of new doctors available, especially for primary care providers, a recent Merritt Hawkins survey uncovered. The survey of 935 physicians in their final year of...

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