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Survey: 82% of Physicians Do Not Receive Compensation From Prescriptions, Lab Tests

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A Jackson Healthcare survey of 1,512 physicians found 82 percent did not receive compensation from prescriptions, lab tests, diagnostic imaging, hospital admissions or facility/surgery fees, according to a company news release.

Other findings include:

36 percent receive their total compensation from only fixed sources
12 percent receive variable compensation based on productivity
8 percent receive variable compensation from practice ownership
6.2 percent total compensation comes from the following sources:
  • 0.5 percent from charges from prescriptions - 1 percent from charges from lab tests
  • 1.1 percent from charges associated with hospital admission
  • 1.3 percent from charges associated with facility fees for surgeries
  • 2.3 percent from charges from diagnostic imaging

Read the Jackson Healthcare release on physician compensation.

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