Benefits and Compensation

Increased Use of Quality Measures in Physician Compensation Models

The findings of this year’s SullivanCotter annual Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey indicate a continued increase in the prevalence of quality-based incentives, which typically include metrics regarding clinical processes, patient experience, and access.

Nearly half (45%) of the organizations surveyed reported the use of quality measures in their physician compensation models. This represents a 13% increase in prevalence over the past 2 years. On average, staff physicians received $18,500 in quality incentives, which comprises 6% of their total cash compensation, according to a press release.

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