How much could the next Broward Health CEO make?

The new CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health could make up to $950,000 in his or her first year.  By Kelly Gooch -

HCA Holdings CEO and CFO see big pay raises in 2015

Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Holdings CEO and CFO saw their base salaries and total compensation increase in 2015.  By Ayla Ellison -

UnitedHealth CEO and CFO see drop in total compensation

UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley and the ‎Minnetonka, Minn.-based company's President and CFO David Wichmann saw their base salaries rise and total compensation fall in 2015.  By Ayla Ellison -

Do bigger executive paychecks help hospitals stay competitive?

Amid falling profits, Massachusetts hospitals are investing in executives to withstand the the changing healthcare landscape, according to an in-depth report on nonprofit compensation by the Lowell Sun.  By Emily Rappleye -

Calif. legislation would increase hospital reporting on executive compensation

The California State Assembly Committee on Health on Tuesday passed a union-sponsored bill that would require hospitals and affiliated medical groups to file yearly reports on the compensation of their top paid executives, according to California Healthline. By Tamara Rosin -

8 lowest-paying medical specialties

Here are the eight specialties in which physicians earn the least, according to the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2016.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Northwell Health CEO's compensation climbed to $9.6M in 2015

Great Neck, N.Y.-based Northwell Health President and CEO Michael Dowling's total compensation hit $9.6 million in 2015, according to Crain's New York Business.  By Ayla Ellison -

Where do primary care physicians earn most — urban, rural or mid-sized communities?

Primary care physicians looking for a new gig might want to consider looking in a rural area. Not only do many rural areas have significant need for PCPs, but they may also offer the biggest compensation packages, according to data from The Medicus Firm, a national healthcare staffing company.  By Emily Rappleye -

No pay raises for Community Health Systems CEO and CFO in 2016

Community Health Systems Chairman and CEO Wayne T. Smith and the Franklin, Tenn.-based system's CFO W. Larry Cash will see no change in their base salary in 2016.  By Ayla Ellison -

Tenet CEO and CFO compensation slashed in 2015

Tenet Healthcare President and CEO Trevor Fetter and the Dallas-based system's CFO Daniel Cancelmi experienced compensation cuts of 14.5 percent and 47.2 percent, respectively, in 2015.  By Ayla Ellison -

What physicians think they should be earning

Physicians bring home considerable paychecks — in fact it is the highest paying profession in the U.S. in 2016, according to Glassdoor. Data from Medscape's latest Physician Compensation Report shows average annual physician compensation ranges from $204,000 for pediatricians to $443,000 for orthopedists.  By Emily Rappleye -

Illinois' budget impasse leads to 5% pay cut for SIU physicians

Physicians are taking a 5 percent pay cut to keep the lights on at Springfield-based Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The cuts are due to a lack of state funding since July 1, in addition to the lack of reimbursements for healthcare services provided under the state's group health insurance plan, according to The State Journal-Register.  By Emily Rappleye -

CEOs: Most Americans think you're overpaid

Most Americans think CEO compensation is a problem — but they don't even realize the half of it.  By Emily Rappleye -

Best practices in regulatory-compliant physician compensation plan design

The negotiations have concluded, the contract has been submitted for legal review and the physician candidate has scheduled the moving truck. Everything is proceeding according to plan… until the compliance team calls to say that a fair market value opinion supporting the arrangement is required. The next few days (or weeks) give rise to unexpected stress levels. The valuation firm has requested a stack of data to analyze what seems, on the surface, to be a straightforward compensation plan. The candidate grows anxious to see the final contract. Internal pressure to get a signed contract rises. Is this deal going to fall apart in the final hour? What went wrong?  By Matthew J. Milliron, MBA, Director, and Jim D. Carr, ASA, MBA, Partner -

Which medical profession is the highest paying job in the US?

The majority of people — 68 percent — say compensation is among their top considerations when choosing what kind of career to pursue and where to work, according to Glassdoor. By Tamara Rosin -

Hospital physician who routinely cut shifts overpaid $71,753

An employee at WesternStateHospital in Staunton, Va., who routinely failed to show up for one his scheduled shifts was overpaid $71,753 according state auditors, reports The News Tribune. By Brooke Murphy -

How much do Ohio hospital CEOs make?

Ohio hospital CEOs are earning up to $4 million a year, a recent WEWS-TV investigation found.  By Kelly Gooch -

Conn. legislation proposes capping nonprofit hospital CEO pay at $500k

Amid increasing acrimony over hospital funding in the Connecticut state budget, a legislator has proposed mandating nonprofit hospitals that pay administrators more than $500,000 per year pay municipal property taxes, according to the Greenwich Time. By Tamara Rosin -

IU Health raises minimum wage to $11

Bloomington-based Indiana University Health increased the minimum wage for its workers to $11 per hour, according to a WBIB report. By Tamara Rosin -

Performance-based pay isn't suited for executives: Here's why

As much as 60 percent to 80 percent of senior executives' pay is often tied to performance metrics. However, research on incentives and motivation shows there is no material benefit to having variable executive compensation packages, largely because the nature of their work is not suited to performance-based pay. By Tamara Rosin -

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