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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April 15, 2019 sample size update:

Last Day of Period Total Admin Compensation vs. Department Size (n) Hourly Rates (n)
2018 11,439 10,483
2017 17,973 16,349
2016 18,329 16,723
2015 9,892 8,867
2014 24 23
Total 57,657 52,445

Specialty sample sizes (n) from 2015-present

Hospital Department / Specialty Total Admin Compensation vs. Department Size (n) 2015-2018 Hourly Rates (n)
Adults & Pediatrics Short Term Hospital 4,444 4,444
Clinic Short Term Hospital 4,342 4,342
Laboratory 5,919 4,297
Operating Room 3,752 3,474
Adults & Pediatrics Long Term Hospital 3,356 3,356
Radiology 3,106 2,782
Respiratory Therapy 2,381 2,159
Intensive Care Unit 1,943 1,915
Electrocardiology 1,625 1,514
Cardiac Catheterization 1,489 1,486
Adults & Pediatrics Psychiatric Hospital 1,468 1,468
Anesthesiology 1,602 1,436
Inpatient Psychiatric Facility 1,321 1,284
Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility 975 955
Electroencephalography 948 936
Wound / Hyperbarics 995 934
Physical Therapy 897 857
Radiology-Therapeutic 852 848
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 844 844
Adults & Pediatrics Rehabilitation Hospital 775 775
Renal Dialysis 749 723
Labor & Delivery Room 683 666
Psychiatry 760 656
Cardiac Rehabilitation 663 599
Sleep Medicine 566 513
Kidney Acquisition 420 420
Skilled Nursing Facility 547 403
Cardiology 384 363
Nursery 364 362
Gastroenterology 358 353
Oncology 365 343
Clinic Pediatrics 320 297
Cancer / Chemo / Infusion 299 291
Radioisotope 241 241
Clinic Psychiatric Hospital 235 235
Liver Acquisition 229 229
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 211 211
Family 262 206
Coronary Care Unit 194 194
Pulmonary 200 192
Ambulatory Surgery 192 184
Heart Acquisition 172 172
Intravenous Therapy 169 158
Blood Storage 162 158
Diabetes / Endocrine 155 149
Orthopedics 207 144
Pain 147 135
Adults & Pediatrics Children’s Hospital 134 134
Ambulance 175 129
Pancreas Acquisition 122 122
Neurology 135 115
Vascular 112 112
Addiction Treatment 107 107
Internal Med / Primary Care 130 106
OB/GYN 108 98
Lung Acquisition 94 94
Occupational Medicine & Therapy 99 91
Burn 88 88
Bariatrics 83 83
Nursing Facility / LTC 94 83
Hematology / Oncology 83 83
Surgical Intensive Care Unit 79 79
Cardiac Diagnostics 79 78
Urology 86 69
Dental 74 69
Ophthalmology 65 61
Breast Health 56 56
ENT 74 56
Transplant 48 48
Rehabilitation 47 47
Radiation Oncology 54 47
Dermatology 39 38
Geriatrics 59 37
Urgent Care 41 37
Rheumatology 50 35
FQHC 32 32
General Surgery 60 31
Rural Health Clinic 227 30
Physiatry 32 28
(blank) 1,174 1,095
24 Other Small Specialties 1,429 324
Grand Total 57,657 52,445

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