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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Dec. 31, 2019 sample size update:

Last Day of Period Total Admin Compensation vs. Department Size (n) Hourly Rates (n)
2019 7148 6551
2018 18,311 16,591
2017 18,026 16,411
2016 9,504 8,533
2015 41 39
Total 53,030 48,125

Specialty sample sizes (n) from 2016-present

Hospital Department / Specialty Total Admin Compensation vs. Department Size (n) 2016-2019 Hourly Rates (n)
Adults & Pediatrics Short Term Hospital 4,106 4,106
Clinic Short Term Hospital 4,034 4,034
Laboratory 5,428 3,925
Operating Room 3,563 3,285
Adults & Pediatrics Long Term Hospital 2,798 2,798
Radiology 2,848 2,543
Respiratory Therapy 2,103 1,902
Intensive Care Unit 1,802 1,777
Electrocardiology 1,487 1,386
Adults & Pediatrics Psychiatric Hospital 1,380 1,380
Cardiac Catheterization 1,383 1,379
Anesthesiology 1,458 1,306
Inpatient Psychiatric Facility 1,182 1,146
(blank) 1,129 1,055
Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility 894 878
Wound / Hyperbarics 940 875
Electroencephalography 869 858
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 785 785
Adults & Pediatrics Rehabilitation Hospital 783 783
Radiology-Therapeutic 774 771
Physical Therapy 782 746
Renal Dialysis 682 657
Labor & Delivery Room 655 642
Psychiatry 717 617
Cardiac Rehabilitation 606 546
Sleep Medicine 533 486
Kidney Acquisition 425 425
Gastroenterology 340 336
Nursery 332 330
Skilled Nursing Facility 459 329
Cardiology 348 328
Oncology 350 325
Clinic Pediatrics 301 280
Cancer / Chemo / Infusion 286 279
Liver Acquisition 243 243
Radioisotope 213 213
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 196 196
Family 230 185
Clinic Psychiatric Hospital 184 184
Coronary Care Unit 184 184
Heart Acquisition 184 184
Pulmonary 173 168
Ambulatory Surgery 168 161
Intravenous Therapy 156 149
Blood Storage 148 143
Adults & Pediatrics Children’s Hospital 136 136
Diabetes / Endocrine 143 135
Pancreas Acquisition 130 130
Pain 142 129
Orthopedics 177 120
Ambulance 163 118
Lung Acquisition 107 107
Neurology 121 103
Addiction Treatment 96 96
Vascular 95 95
Internal Med / Primary Care 110 91
OB/GYN 93 82
Occupational Medicine & Therapy 91 82
Burn 81 81
Hematology / Oncology 80 80
Nursing Facility / LTC 88 80
Bariatrics 75 75
Surgical Intensive Care Unit 73 73
Cardiac Diagnostics 66 65
Urology 76 62
Ophthalmology 60 56
Dental 58 55
ENT 65 52
Breast Health 42 42
Radiation Oncology 47 41
Transplant 39 39
Dermatology 38 37
Rehabilitation 35 35
Rheumatology 47 33
FQHC 31 31
Urgent Care 34 29
Speech Pathology 34 28
Cardiac Surgery 26 26
General Surgery 54 26
Geriatrics 51 25
Physiatry 28 25
Rural Health Clinic 210 25
Infectious Disease 23 23
ICU Trauma 22 22
Spine 22 22
Stem Cell 18 18
Neurosurgery 18 17
Palliative 17 17
AIDS 15 15
Clinic Long Term Hospital 15 15
Hospitalist 15 15
Nephrology 18 15
Hospice 15 14
11 Other Small Sample Specialties 1,149 79
Grand Total 53,030 48,125

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