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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March 31, 2020 sample size update:

Last Day of Period Total Admin Compensation vs. Department Size (n) Hourly Rates (n)
2019 10,949 10,003
2018 18,300 16,580
2017 18,032 16,420
2016 9,500 8,532
2015 41 39
Total 56,822 51,574

Specialty sample sizes (n) from 2016-present

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Hospital Department / Specialty Total Admin Compensation vs. Department Size (n) 2016-2019 Hourly Rates (n)
Adults & Pediatrics Short Term Hospital 4,356 4,356
Clinic Short Term Hospital 4,332 4,332
Laboratory 5,815 4,219
Operating Room 3,772 3,480
Adults & Pediatrics Long Term Hospital 3,149 3,149
Radiology 3,047 2,719
Respiratory Therapy 2,275 2,058
Intensive Care Unit 1,907 1,880
Adults & Pediatrics Psychiatric Hospital 1,510 1,510
Electrocardiology 1,578 1,474
Cardiac Catheterization 1,459 1,455
Anesthesiology 1,575 1,408
Inpatient Psychiatric Facility 1,258 1,218
(blank) 1,172 1,102
Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility 944 926
Wound / Hyperbarics 995 925
Electroencephalography 925 913
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 835 835
Radiology-Therapeutic 827 824
Adults & Pediatrics Rehabilitation Hospital 804 804
Physical Therapy 839 799
Renal Dialysis 735 709
Labor & Delivery Room 687 673
Psychiatry 774 668
Cardiac Rehabilitation 657 594
Sleep Medicine 560 512
Kidney Acquisition 465 465
Gastroenterology 368 364
Cardiology 382 361
Oncology 383 354
Nursery 351 349
Skilled Nursing Facility 484 345
Clinic Pediatrics 321 299
Cancer / Chemo / Infusion 299 292
Liver Acquisition 266 266
Radioisotope 229 228
Heart Acquisition 207 207
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 207 207
Family 254 199
Clinic Psychiatric Hospital 195 195
Coronary Care Unit 187 187
Pulmonary 189 183
Ambulatory Surgery 186 179
Intravenous Therapy 169 161
Diabetes / Endocrine 160 152
Blood Storage 158 152
Pancreas Acquisition 149 149
Adults & Pediatrics Children’s Hospital 142 142
Pain 150 138
Orthopedics 190 127
Ambulance 172 124
Lung Acquisition 121 121
Neurology 136 115
Vascular 104 104
Internal Med / Primary Care 127 103
Addiction Treatment 99 99
Hematology / Oncology 91 91
OB/GYN 100 88
Occupational Medicine & Therapy 96 85
Burn 84 84
Nursing Facility / LTC 90 82
Bariatrics 81 81
Surgical Intensive Care Unit 79 79
Cardiac Diagnostics 72 71
Urology 83 68
Ophthalmology 64 60
Dental 59 56
ENT 71 54
Transplant 45 45
Breast Health 45 45
Radiation Oncology 47 41
Dermatology 38 37
FQHC 37 37
Rheumatology 51 35
Rehabilitation 35 35
Cardiac Surgery 30 30
Speech Pathology 36 30
Urgent Care 36 30
Physiatry 31 29
General Surgery 58 28
Geriatrics 52 26
Rural Health Clinic 217 25
Infectious Disease 24 24
ICU Trauma 24 24
Spine 24 24
Neurosurgery 21 20
Stem Cell 19 19
Palliative 18 18
Clinic Long Term Hospital 16 16
Nephrology 19 16
Hospitalist 16 16
AIDS 15 15
Fertility 14 14
12 Other Small Sample Specialties 1,247 87
Grand Total 56,822 51,574