NLRB settlement paves way for Sanford Health physicians to discuss compensation

The National Labor Relations Board and Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health reached a settlement agreement permitting physicians to share the terms of their employment contracts with one another, according to The Dickinson Press.  By Emily Rappleye -

40 statistics on physician compensation

Physician compensation varies widely between specialty and region as well as by sex and race.  By Ayla Ellison -

Viewpoint: Hospital CEOs deserve competitive salaries

High-earning hospital CEOs deserve their pay, according to William Mooney, president and CEO of the Westchester County Association.  By Emily Rappleye -

Harvard study: Black male physicians earn much less than white counterparts

Although black and white female physicians earn similar incomes, a substantial wage gap exists between black and white male physicians, according to recent study published by The BMJ.  By Emily Rappleye -

6 top incentives for physician recruitment

The current physician hiring atmosphere is competitive — so most healthcare organizations are adding incentives to contracts to sweeten the deal.  By Emily Rappleye -

Starting salaries of 5 most sought-after provider specialties

The average starting salary of family medicine physicians — the most-requested practitioners for 10 consecutive years by healthcare organizations — eclipsed $200,000 this year for the first time, according to Merritt Hawkins, an Irving, Texas-based physician search firm.  By Emily Rappleye -

Former Valeant CEO to receive $9M golden parachute

J. Michael Pearson, former CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, is getting a hefty golden parachute, according to CNN Money. By Erin Marshall -

Which female physicians earn most?

Male physicians still earn more than their female counterparts in both primary and specialty care — though a survey from Medscape suggests this gap is closing.  By Emily Rappleye -

Criticized for lack of transparency, Blue Shield of California reveals executive pay

Blue Shield of California has made its first detailed disclosure on executive pay, which lists compensation for the nonprofit's 10 highest paid executives by name.  By Ayla Ellison -

20 highest paid healthcare CEOs of S&P 500 companies

Many of the highest earners among organizations in the Standard & Poor's 500 index are healthcare and pharmaceutical company CEOs, according to a report from the Associated Press and research firm Equilar.  By Ayla Ellison -

Primary care pay grows faster than specialties: 6 findings

Compensation for primary care providers increased at a faster rate than specialty care compensation last year, according to the 2015 Medical Group Management Association annual compensation survey.   By Kelly Gooch -

Healthcare CEOs earned highest pay in 2015 compared to other industries

Compensation for CEOs of healthcare organizations in the Standard & Poor's 500 index was millions higher than their executive peers in other industries in 2015, according to Equilar and the Associated Press' S&P 500 CEO Pay Study 2016. By Tamara Rosin -

This CEO's salary increased 881% in 2015

When a company performs well, chances are its top leadership will see a raise in salary, some of which are higher than others. But this CEO's pay increase might take the cake, according to Fortune. By Erin Marshall -

How healthcare workers will be affected by new overtime pay rules

The Department of Labor last week updated the federal overtime pay rule, impacting millions of workers, including healthcare workers and medical researchers.  By Emily Rappleye -

UPMC CEO's compensation dips slightly, still tops $6.4M

Pittsburgh-based UPMC President and CEO Jeffrey Romoff received total compensation of $6.43 million in fiscal year 2015, down slightly from $6.45 million the year prior, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  By Ayla Ellison -

Female CEOs in the 100 largest companies out-earned their peers in 2015

Despite accounting for a disproportionately low number of positions, female CEOs at the 100 largest companies are out-earning their male counterparts significantly. In 2015, the eight female CEOs of the 100 largest companies by revenue earned an average of $22.7 million, compared to $14.9 million for the male CEOs on the list, according to analysis by Equilar. By Tamara Rosin -

Surgeons in Ozarks have best-paid position in US

Mean compensation data doesn't tell the whole story about which jobs are best-paid —it may not even come close.  By Emily Rappleye -

7 physician compensation trends to consider when establishing FMV

Nearly 70 percent of physicians now work in hospital-based settings, according to Jim Carr, a partner at HealthCare Appraisers. Reimbursement cuts, lifestyle changes, alignment initiatives and fear were all principal factors that drove the hospital-based employment trend over the last seven or eight years, he said at the Becker's Hospital Review 7th Annual Meeting in Chicago.  By Emily Rappleye -

This MD was the highest-earning CEO in 2015

The highest paid CEO in the U.S. leads a relatively unknown cancer research firm in Los Angeles called NantKwest. Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, earned $147.6 million in 2015, according to Fortune. By Tamara Rosin -

The lowest paid CEOs in the S&P 1500

Although the median pay of CEOs at companies in the Standard & Poor's 1500 index was $5.4 million in fiscal 2015, nine CEOs seem determined to show stakeholders they are in it for more than the paycheck.  By Emily Rappleye -

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