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)
2020 8,099 7,406
2019 17,493 15,826
2018 18,289 16,578
2017 9,324 8,333
2016 14 13
Total 53,219 48,156

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Specialty sample sizes (n) from 2017-present

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Hospital Department / Specialty Total Admin Compensation vs. Department Size (n) 2017-2020 Hourly Rates (n)
Clinic Short Term Hospital 4,085 4,085
Adults & Pediatrics Short Term Hospital 4,082 4,082
Laboratory 5,425 3,912
Operating Room 3,599 3,295
Adults & Pediatrics Long Term Hospital 2,803 2,803
Radiology 2,884 2,562
Respiratory Therapy 2,074 1,864
Intensive Care Unit 1,791 1,767
Adults & Pediatrics Psychiatric Hospital 1,473 1,473
Electrocardiology 1,456 1,362
Cardiac Catheterization 1,338 1,333
Anesthesiology 1,445 1,288
Inpatient Psychiatric Facility 1,156 1,115
Wound / Hyperbarics 929 863
Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility 879 862
Electroencephalography 833 819
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 803 803
Adults & Pediatrics Rehabilitation Hospital 800 800
Radiology-Therapeutic 772 769
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Physical Therapy 741 704
Renal Dialysis 693 668
Psychiatry 742 652
Labor & Delivery Room 656 644
Cardiac Rehabilitation 609 548
Sleep Medicine 549 499
Kidney Acquisition 463 463
Oncology 377 347
Gastroenterology 346 344
Cardiology 350 328
Nursery 330 328
Clinic Pediatrics 324 301
Cancer / Chemo / Infusion 291 285
Liver Acquisition 277 277
Skilled Nursing Facility 370 258
PHP/IOP 287 249
Heart Acquisition 223 223
Radioisotope 209 208
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 200 200
Coronary Care Unit 174 174
Family 216 170
Pulmonary 172 169
Pancreas Acquisition 165 165
Ambulatory Surgery 165 157
Intravenous Therapy 159 152
Adults & Pediatrics Children’s Hospital 146 146
Blood Storage 151 145
Lung Acquisition 141 141
Diabetes / Endocrine 142 137
Pain 152 136
Clinic Psychiatric Hospital 132 132
Ambulance 165 114
Neurology 126 109
Orthopedics 170 108
Addiction Treatment 98 98
Vascular 98 98
Occupational Medicine & Therapy 107 95
Internal Med / Primary Care 117 92
Hematology / Oncology 85 85
Burn 83 83
Surgical Intensive Care Unit 79 79
OB/GYN 88 76
Bariatrics 75 75
Nursing Facility / LTC 79 73
Urology 79 63
Ophthalmology 65 58
Cardiac Diagnostics 59 57
Dental 52 51
ENT 63 49
Radiation Oncology 45 40
Transplant 39 39
Observation 39 39
Urgent Care 48 37
Breast Health 36 36
Dermatology 37 35
FQHC 34 34
Rehabilitation 34 34
Rheumatology 44 30
Speech Pathology 32 28
Physiatry 31 27
General Surgery 58 26
Stem Cell 25 25
Infectious Disease 24 24
Palliative 24 24
Cardiac Surgery 23 23
Geriatrics 48 22
ICU Trauma 22 22
Rural Health Clinic 180 20
Hospice 20 18
Neurosurgery 20 18
Nephrology 19 17
Spine 16 16
15 Other Small Sample Specialties 1,300 133
Grand Total 53,219 48,156