Gross charges by physicians in multispecialty group practices fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2000, but practice managers are paying more attention to better measures of productivity, including relative value units and net billing, according to the American Medical Group Association's annual compensation and productivity survey.
The 220 groups responding to the survey--most of which were large multispecialty groups--represented nearly 27,000 physicians. They reported that compensation increased only slightly from 1999 for general practitioners, including internists, general surgeons and urgent care physicians. But some specialties, notable urology, gastroenterology, anesthesiology and dermatology, experienced pay increases of 5% or more.
See the print publication for the following charts:
- Average physician compensation and gross productivity by specialty
- Average physician work RVUs by specialty, 2000
- Ratio of average compensation by measure of productivity, 2000
- Medical group ownership, 2000