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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October 23, 2019 sample size update:

Last Day of Period Total Admin Compensation vs. Department Size (n) Hourly Rates (n)
2019 589 553
2018 18,113 16,425
2017 17,995 16,372
2016 9,479 8,507
2015 41 39
Total 46,217 41,896

Specialty sample sizes (n) from 2016-present

Hospital Department / Specialty Total Admin Compensation vs. Department Size (n) 2016-Present Hourly Rates (n)
Adults & Pediatrics Short Term Hospital 3,593 3,593
Clinic Short Term Hospital 3,510 3,510
Laboratory 4,769 3,436
Operating Room 3,098 2,856
Adults & Pediatrics Long Term Hospital 2,572 2,572
Radiology 2,451 2,184
Respiratory Therapy 1,855 1,680
Intensive Care Unit 1,568 1,543
Cardiac Catheterization 1,219 1,216
Electrocardiology 1,282 1,194
Adults & Pediatrics Psychiatric Hospital 1,138 1,138
Anesthesiology 1,259 1,127
Inpatient Psychiatric Facility 1,057 1,021
(blank) 965 895
Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility 778 763
Wound / Hyperbarics 817 762
Electroencephalography 757 747
Adults & Pediatrics Rehabilitation Hospital 702 702
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 674 674
Radiology-Therapeutic 672 670
Physical Therapy 674 645
Renal Dialysis 590 569
Labor & Delivery Room 551 538
Psychiatry 622 533
Cardiac Rehabilitation 534 482
Sleep Medicine 473 430
Kidney Acquisition 353 353
Skilled Nursing Facility 410 303
Gastroenterology 301 297
Cardiology 313 295
Oncology 308 287
Nursery 286 284
Cancer / Chemo / Infusion 245 239
Clinic Pediatrics 256 237
Liver Acquisition 190 190
Radioisotope 185 185
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 167 167
Clinic Psychiatric Hospital 164 164
Family 203 162
Coronary Care Unit 153 153
Ambulatory Surgery 157 150
Pulmonary 153 148
Heart Acquisition 148 148
Diabetes / Endocrine 134 127
Intravenous Therapy 132 124
Adults & Pediatrics Children’s Hospital 124 124
Blood Storage 125 120
Pain 124 114
Pancreas Acquisition 108 108
Orthopedics 156 106
Ambulance 140 102
Neurology 106 91
Addiction Treatment 85 85
Lung Acquisition 83 83
Internal Med / Primary Care 97 80
Vascular 79 79
OB/GYN 81 72
Hematology / Oncology 71 71
Burn 66 66
Nursing Facility / LTC 72 64
Occupational Medicine & Therapy 71 64
Bariatrics 64 64
Surgical Intensive Care Unit 64 64
Cardiac Diagnostics 60 59
Urology 65 53
Dental 54 51
Ophthalmology 51 48
ENT 55 42
Breast Health 37 37
Transplant 34 34
Radiation Oncology 37 33
Rehabilitation 32 32
Dermatology 32 31
FQHC 31 31
Rheumatology 42 30
General Surgery 49 24
Cardiac Surgery 24 24
Urgent Care 27 22
Physiatry 25 22
Spine 21 21
24 Other Small Specialties 1,387 252
Grand Total 46,217 41,896

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