Hospitals: Medical Director & Administrative Physician Compensation

The Hospitals: Medical Director & Administrative Physician Compensation Data Subscription provides raw compensation data for administrative physician compensation arrangements reported by thousands of U.S. hospitals participating in Medicare and Medicaid.

Hospitals are required to identify compensation paid to physicians for administrative services on Medicare cost report worksheet A-8-2. If time logs are not kept by the physicians, then reporting hospitals perform two-week time studies twice each year to identify the amount of time physicians spend on administrative duties, which are signed by the physician and a hospital official. Under federal law, hospitals are required to retain their time record documentation for four years (§415.60(g)).

HCTadvisor is licensing 12-month data subscriptions for hospital cost report worksheet A-8-2 data with quarterly updates.page-break

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  • Excel data file(s)
  • Read Me instructions
  • Form A-8-2 copy & instructions
  • Excerpt from Provider Reimbursement Manual Chapter 21
  • Federal Register 415.60
  • Worksheet A

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July 19, 2019 sample size update:

Last Day of Period Total Admin Compensation vs. Department Size (n) Hourly Rates (n)
2018 16,313 14,770
2017 17,978 16,356
2016 9,486 8,511
2015 41 39
Total 43,818 39,676

Specialty sample sizes (n) from 2016-present

Hospital Department / Specialty Total Admin Compensation vs. Department Size (n) 2016-2018 Hourly Rates (n)
Adults & Pediatrics Short Term Hospital 3,377 3,377
Clinic Short Term Hospital 3,271 3,271
Laboratory 4,533 3,261
Operating Room 2,918 2,688
Adults & Pediatrics Long Term Hospital ,2404 2,404
Radiology 2,337 2,079
Respiratory Therapy 1,765 1,597
Intensive Care Unit 1,496 1,471
Cardiac Catheterization 1,165 1,162
Electrocardiology 1,218 1,134
Adults & Pediatrics Psychiatric Hospital 1,113 1,113
Anesthesiology 1,208 1,080
Inpatient Psychiatric Facility 999 965
Wound / Hyperbarics 779 726
Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility 734 719
Electroencephalography 720 710
Adults & Pediatrics Rehabilitation Hospital 690 690
Radiology-Therapeutic 650 648
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 638 638
Physical Therapy 652 623
Renal Dialysis 557 536
Labor & Delivery Room 518 506
Psychiatry 590 502
Cardiac Rehabilitation 514 463
Sleep Medicine 441 399
Kidney Acquisition 320 320
Skilled Nursing Facility 393 289
Cardiology 301 283
Gastroenterology 283 279
Oncology 294 273
Nursery 274 272
Clinic Pediatrics 249 230
Cancer / Chemo / Infusion 231 225
Radioisotope 176 176
Liver Acquisition 172 172
Clinic Psychiatric Hospital 160 160
Family 199 158
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 157 157
Coronary Care Unit 144 144
Ambulatory Surgery 150 142
Pulmonary 147 142
Heart Acquisition 128 128
Diabetes / Endocrine 129 122
Adults & Pediatrics Children’s Hospital 122 122
Intravenous Therapy 127 120
Blood Storage 122 117
Pain 120 109
Orthopedics 154 105
Ambulance 133 96
Pancreas Acquisition 95 95
Neurology 103 88
Internal Med / Primary Care 96 79
Vascular 77 77
Addiction Treatment 76 76
OB/GYN 79 70
Lung Acquisition 69 69
Hematology / Oncology 67 67
Nursing Facility / LTC 71 63
Burn 62 62
Surgical Intensive Care Unit 59 59
Bariatrics 59 59
Occupational Medicine & Therapy 66 59
Cardiac Diagnostics 59 58
Urology 64 52
Dental 53 50
Ophthalmology 48 45
ENT 55 42
Breast Health 36 36
Transplant 34 34
Radiation Oncology 36 32
Dermatology 31 30
Rheumatology 41 29
Rehabilitation 28 28
FQHC 25 25
Cardiac Surgery 24 24
General Surgery 47 23
Physiatry 25 22
Urgent Care 25 22
Spine 21 21
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22 Other Small Specialties 1313 237
Grand Total 43,818 39,676

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