Category Archives: Salary Considerations

What Physicians Need to Know About Maximizing Income

It has been about six months since I posted here at Contract Doctor. I have been devoting my time to my new blog: The Vital Physician Executive. But following a guest post on Future Proof MD, I was asked a question by … Continue reading

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More on Risky Compensation Plans

I have seen more news reports indicating that CMS and the OIG are threatening to prosecute hospital systems that employ physicians when compensation plans do not align with practice profitability. And I had an opportunity to present this problem from the … Continue reading

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Five Actions New Physician Employees Should Take to Avoid the OIG

I have been scanning the literature for articles describing OIG (Office of Inspector General) investigations and resulting fines related to the Stark Law and FCA (False Claims Act) as they relate to physician compensation. There seems to be more and more … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Salary (part 3) – Example

Let’s take a deeper dive into RVU based compensation. Suppose that an organization that wants to recruit you is offering the following salary proposal: two years at a fixed salary, followed by a third year in which it converts to a fixed component PLUS an … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Salary (part 2)

In Thoughts on Salary (part 1), I began with a discussion about the issues that impact an employer’s offer, the use of salary surveys and how RVUs are used to describe physician productivity. In this post, I will provide additional background on the compensation models that might … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Salary (part 1)

This is typically the topic of most concern when initially considering an employment offer. As you begin to seek new employment opportunities, you may have a pretty good idea what salary to expect (based on discussions with colleagues, published salary … Continue reading

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