American College of Cardiologists calls for better wage equality

The American College of Cardiology issued a policy statement calling for improved wage equality among male and female physicians in the specialty.

Male cardiologists make up to $37,717 more than female cardiologists annually, which equates to a more than $1 million difference over a physician's career.

The statement, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, outlines a set of principles and considerations for healthcare organizations to create equitable compensation plans.

"The ACC believes that cardiologist compensation should be determined objectively by a modeled systems approach that is prospectively developed on the basis of consensus principles and that recognizes the value of and explicitly rewards work that cannot be billed clinically," the group said in the statement.

To view the full policy statement, click here.

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