News | Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The data from the report also raises questions about how quickly the health care industry is moving from volume-based to value-based care and reimbursement. Despite industry leader predictions that volumes – particularly work RVUs – would decline due to the burgeoning value economy, overall cardiology production remains very constant. In addition, still less than 10 percent of physician compensation is tied to value.
“These findings come at a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty within the health care industry,” said Joel Sauer, Vice President of MedAxiom Consulting and author of the report. “The somewhat surprising survey results are reflective of the need for data and analysis that helps us understand what is really going on, what we need to do to achieve the quadruple aim of health care, and where there are gaps. Obviously, creating economic alignment and strategies for dealing with physician slowdown are imperative.”
Each year MedAxiom surveys its membership, more than one-third of all cardiology and cardiovascular groups in the country, on financial, staffing, productivity and compensation metrics, and a number of demographic measures. Data for this 2017 report was collected over the 2008-2016 time frame and includes 162 practices and groups, representing 2,337 full-time physicians.
“The 2017 report offers the highest level of analytics on this complex topic,” said Fernando Triana, MD, Medical Director Cardiovascular Service Line, Methodist Healthcare System, San Antonio, TX. “It is extraordinarily comprehensive and touches angles that I was not even thinking about. Joel Sauer and MedAxiom continue to show us very relevant information that is actionable right now.”
Survey highlights include:
In addition to the comprehensive data sections of the report, the 2017 MedAxiom Provider Compensation & Production Survey includes detailed analysis of the trends as well as in-depth articles on Internal Distribution Plans and A Detailed Review of Compensation per wRVU.
Click here to access MedAxiom’s 2017 Provider Compensation & Production Survey.
To speak with survey author, Joel Sauer, contact Dana Carpenter at 904-372-2164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/
Dana Carpenter, 904-372-2164