Physician Compensation: Key Design Principles for the Independent, Health System-Sponsored, and Faculty Plan Platforms

Health Care

July 29, 2010

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While there have long been varying views on the extent to which physician compensation drives desired behaviors, most agree the design of any compensation plan is an important ingredient in motivating and sustaining strong physician performance in any organization that employs physicians. This article will first explore the overarching design principles and characteristics that should be connected to any compensation plan. Then it will provide some specific design principles and components related to the three primary employment platforms for physicians—independent medical practices, hospital or health system-sponsored arrangements, and faculty plans.

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