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Group practice managers' take-home pay is up — except for medical directors

MANAGED CARE November 1999. © MediMedia USA
Compensation Monitor

Group practice managers' take-home pay is up — except for medical directors

MANAGED CARE November 1999. ©1999 MediMedia USA
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Most physician and lay managers in group practices saw modest compensation increases from 1997 to 1998. Medical directors, however, proved the exception, as their median compensation level fell 14 percent. A breakout of the data indicates that the more time spent on administrative duties, and the greater the share of practice revenue derived from capitated contracts, the better a medical director's compensation is.

SOURCE: MANAGEMENT COMPENSATION SURVEY, 1999 REPORT BASED ON 1998 DATA, MEDICAL GROUP MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, ENGLEWOOD, COLO.