Physicians resign from Atrium Health over new compensation contracts

Several physicians chose to resign from Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health after the health system launched new compensation contracts, according to a WSOC report.

Atrium Health, previously known as Carolinas HealthCare System, required its approximately 2,000 physicians to sign new contracts that align with national compensation benchmarks. WSOC reported that some physicians faced pay cuts under the new agreements.

"To ensure our compensation structure for physicians is equitable and aligned with national benchmarks, we have been in the process of restructuring our compensation models since 2014," a statement from the health system reads. "Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive compensation plan for all of our physician[s]."

The health system noted only a small percentage of physicians chose not to sign their new employment agreements. Atrium did not specify the number.

"This is a not a 'one size fits all approach' and the new plans provide flexibility depending on the specialty," the statement reads. "As a result of this work, Atrium Health is increasing its investment in our physicians, and is ultimately resulting in better alignment to quality of care."

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