Physicians: 9 Areas That Limit Compensation

Out of all the different factors that could limit compensation, physicians believe declines in governmental and commercial reimbursement are the most influential, according to a survey from The Medicus Firm.

Almost 2,600 physicians across 20 specialties completed the survey. Here are the nine areas physicians said limits their compensation the most.

•    Reimbursement decreases: 31.9 percent
•    Personal choice (to work and make less): 11.2 percent
•    Payor mix: 8.5 percent
•    Patient volume/load: 6.8 percent
•    Changes from healthcare reform: 6.2 percent
•    Overhead increases: 6 percent
•    Inefficiency: 4.6 percent
•    Competition with other physicians: 3.1 percent
•    Malpractice premium costs: 1.9 percent

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