10 Latest Hospital Executive, Physician Compensation Stories

Here are the 10 latest hospital executive and physician compensation stories of the past month, starting with the most recent.

1. Central Ohio plays home to several major hospitals and health systems, and each CEO of those organizations made more than $800,000 in total compensation last year.

2. Out of the top 20 recruited physician specialties from April 1, 2011, to March 31, 2012, a majority saw an increase in offered salaries.

3. A proposed bill in California that would require local healthcare districts to have written, transparent compensation contracts with their hospital CEOs is making its way through the Senate after it received unanimous support in the Assembly.

4. Physician signing bonuses, once a treat, are almost a foregone conclusion now as roughly 80 percent of physician recruiting assignments Merritt Hawkins conducted in 2011 and 2012 involved signing bonuses.

5. Women continue to be paid less than men in most industries, including healthcare, but a new analysis finds that between physicians and physician assistants, it might make more financial sense for women to skip medical school and choose to become a PA.

6. Of the 50 top-paid government employees in the Chattanooga, Tenn., area from last year, nine worked at the public Erlanger Health System.

7. Stock awards and stock options are prevalent at the headquarters level of investor-owned companies, hospitals included. Here are the largest stock awards for executives at the eight largest for-profit U.S. hospital operators last year.

8. A growing number of physicians are working part time — roughly 21 percent of physicians in 2010, up from 13 percent in 2005 — making it all the more important to understand all facets of compensation negotiations at hospitals and independent practices.

9. Primary care physicians witnessed a 5.16 percent increase in median compensation last year as healthcare reform continues to put a larger emphasis on preventive care.

10. Here is the full breakdown of Medicare payment rate increases and decreases from CMS' proposed rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for calendar year 2013.

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