News | Published: Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:30 am
NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 29, 2016) – MedAxiom Consulting, a leading cardiovascular service line consulting firm, has published its fourth annual Cardiovascular Provider Compensation and Production Survey—a highly sought-after resource for cardiovascular and health care decision-makers navigating the volume-to-value shift taking place in the industry. In light of new and complex CMS proposed rules, including MACRA and Bundled Payments, there has never been more impacting the physician compensation and promoting value-based reimbursement schedules.
“Given all the industry changes, groups—whether private or integrated—must think hard about how physicians in their organizations are compensated,” said Joel Sauer, vice president of MedAxiom Consulting and author of the report. “The truth is that we as human beings respond to our incentives. Thus, we must create economic alignment between providers, strategic objectives and reimbursement models—or we will watch our organizations flounder. It’s that simple.”
Each year MedAxiom surveys its membership, more than one-third of all cardiology and cardiovascular groups in the country, on financial, staffing, productivity, compensation metrics and a number of demographic measures. Data for this 2016 report was collected over the 2008-2015 timeframe and includes 183 practices, representing 3,815 full-time physicians.
“The MedAxiom survey is an integral part of our practice management,” said Dr. Jerry Blackwell, president of Wellmont CVA Heart Institute, Kingsport, TN. “We believe the information to be the best distillation of CV operational and financial metrics available in the marketplace. We have tied our compensation plan, which has been well received by both physicians and administrators, directly to productivity and compensation as defined in the MedAxiom database. Having data you can trust is increasingly important as we move from volume to the more complex value-based environment.”
Survey highlights include:
In addition to the comprehensive data sections of the survey report, the 2016 MedAxiom Provider Compensation and Production Survey includes detailed analysis of the trends as well as an in-depth article on workforce planning in today’s value-based economy.
To speak with survey author, Joel Sauer, contact Dana Carpenter at 904-372-2164 or email@example.com.
About MedAxiom: Founded in 2001 by Jennifer Linville, CEO, MedAxiom is the nation’s leading cardiovascular performance community, providing expert consulting, networking and membership services including data analytics, program excellence tools and educational events to improve business and patient care outcomes. For additional information, visit: http://www.medaxiom.com/