With the Affordable Care Act kicking in on January 1, 2014, the MGMA study comes as physicians are gearing up for the potential of millions more paying customers.
According to a recent article in Forbes, the health law and trends in the private sector are also beginning to influence doctor pay because employers, government and private insurers are beginning to move away from fee-for-service medicine to reimbursement tied to quality measures.
Read the full article in Forbes by clicking here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2013/06/12/doctor-pay-rises-to-221k-for-primary-care-396k-for-specialists/
Another article in HealthLeaders also reviews the data on the MGMA report based on 2012 data, agreeing that quality measures are emerging as components in physicians' compensation. This trend is expected to grow as value-based reimbursements gradually supplant fee-for-service, volume-based models.
Read the full article in HealthLeaders Media by clicking here: http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/page-1/LED-293270/MGMA-Physician-Compensation-Increasingly-Based-on-Quality-Measures?goback=%2Egde_1170587_member_250288846