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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December 31, 2020 sample size update:

Last Day of Period Total Admin Compensation vs. Department Size (n) Hourly Rates (n)
2020 5,078 4,600
2019 17,468 15,799
2018 18,287 16,571
2017 9,333 8,333
2016 14 13
Total 50,180 45,316

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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 3,912 3,912
Adults & Pediatrics Short Term Hospital 3,871 3,871
Laboratory 5,130 3,674
Operating Room 3,422 3,130
Adults & Pediatrics Long Term Hospital 2,618 2,618
Radiology 2,683 2,376
Respiratory Therapy 1,969 1,766
Intensive Care Unit 1,682 1,660
Adults & Pediatrics Psychiatric Hospital 1,377 1,377
Electrocardiology 1,375 1,284
Cardiac Catheterization 1,267 1,263
Anesthesiology 1,359 1,206
Inpatient Psychiatric Facility 1,089 1,048
Wound / Hyperbarics 884 820
Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility 815 801
Electroencephalography 792 778
Adults & Pediatrics Rehabilitation Hospital 776 776
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 752 752
Radiology-Therapeutic 720 717
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Physical Therapy 698 662
Renal Dialysis 648 623
Psychiatry 702 616
Labor & Delivery Room 614 602
Cardiac Rehabilitation 580 520
Sleep Medicine 516 469
Kidney Acquisition 423 423
Gastroenterology 325 323
Oncology 349 320
Cardiology 326 307
Nursery 308 306
Clinic Pediatrics 300 279
Cancer / Chemo / Infusion 267 261
Skilled Nursing Facility 358 253
Liver Acquisition 241 241
PHP/IOP 275 237
Heart Acquisition 196 196
Radioisotope 190 189
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 184 184
Family 212 168
Coronary Care Unit 165 165
Pulmonary 162 159
Ambulatory Surgery 157 149
Intravenous Therapy 147 140
Pancreas Acquisition 140 140
Adults & Pediatrics Children’s Hospital 139 139
Blood Storage 138 133
Diabetes / Endocrine 137 132
Pain 146 131
Clinic Psychiatric Hospital 127 127
Lung Acquisition 122 122
Ambulance 157 107
Orthopedics 161 102
Neurology 119 101
Vascular 96 96
Addiction Treatment 92 92
Occupational Medicine & Therapy 103 91
Internal Med / Primary Care 110 88
Hematology / Oncology 79 79
Burn 78 78
Bariatrics 73 73
Surgical Intensive Care Unit 73 73
OB/GYN 83 72
Nursing Facility / LTC 71 65
Urology 75 61
Ophthalmology 62 56
Cardiac Diagnostics 55 55
Dental 51 50
ENT 58 45
Transplant 37 37
Breast Health 35 35
Observation 35 35
Radiation Oncology 40 35
FQHC 34 34
Dermatology 35 33
Urgent Care 43 33
Rehabilitation 31 31
Rheumatology 43 29
General Surgery 56 25
Physiatry 28 25
Speech Pathology 29 25
Stem Cell 25 25
Infectious Disease 23 23
Cardiac Surgery 22 22
Palliative 21 21
ICU Trauma 20 20
Rural Health Clinic 177 20
Hospice 20 18
Geriatrics 40 17
Nephrology 19 17
Neurosurgery 19 17
Spine 15 15
15 Other Small Sample Specialties 1,235 119
Grand Total 50,180 45,316