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Survey dissatisfaction

Survey dissatisfaction

By Howard Wolinsky  |  September 03, 2016

While a growing number of health systems say posting patient satisfaction ratings has improved physician-patient relations, the CMS' proposed new pay rules under MACRA would allow most doctors to minimize the role those surveys play in determining their rewards or penalties.

Data Points for Sept. 5, 2016

Data Points for Sept. 5, 2016

September 03, 2016

Data Points for the week of Sept. 5, 2016, covered the following topics: The gender gap between number of female and male physicians and medical school faculty members, professors, department chairs and deans; gender gap in pay for female physicians; sexual harassment of clinical researchers.

Blog: Behind Trump's claim that Obamacare cost 2 million jobs

Blog: Behind Trump's claim that Obamacare cost 2 million jobs

By Harris Meyer  |  August 08, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claimed in an economic speech Monday that his proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act would “save” 2 million American jobs. But there are serious problems with that statement.

Hospital execs earn bigger bonuses as value-based care takes hold

Hospital execs earn bigger bonuses as value-based care takes hold

By Joseph Conn  |  August 06, 2016

Modern Healthcare's 36th annual Executive Compensation Survey finds that as executives' compensation continues to soar, more is coming from performance-based payment models that aren't just linked to individual efforts and outcomes, but also the efforts of their organizations.

Competition for new docs pushing pay higher

Competition for new docs pushing pay higher

By Joseph Conn  |  July 16, 2016

With a median annual compensation of $555,000, orthopedic surgeons topped the highest-paid list this year among the 23 medical specialties in Modern Healthcare's 23rd annual Physician Compensation Survey.

To pay or not to pay: Some not-for-profit systems give board members big pay

By Bob Herman  |  June 04, 2016

Over the past two decades, especially in the years since the ACA passed, there has been a gradual movement toward paying board members at national or regional hospital systems, integrated provider-payer organizations and insurers. And some of the payouts are quite substantial.

Bye-bye billions. Forbes says Theranos CEO now worth zip

Bye-bye billions. Forbes says Theranos CEO now worth zip

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 04, 2016

Ponder the fleeting nature of fortune. Last fall, Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, 32, was deemed the “youngest self-made female billionaire” in the world by Forbes magazine. Her net worth today? Bupkis.

Despite rough 2015, not all healthcare execs see drop in pay

Despite rough 2015, not all healthcare execs see drop in pay

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 16, 2016

Many of the highest-paid healthcare executives saw their compensation hammered in 2015 as economic headwinds broadly dampened executive pay at publicly traded companies. But more of them appear to have bucked the trend.

Patient quality playing bigger role in for-profit exec bonuses

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 16, 2016

Executives recruited into the C-suites of for-profit healthcare companies can expect their bonuses and at-risk compensation to be increasingly pegged to performance on patient quality, safety and satisfaction, experts say.

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