Tag: salary compensation

‘Trauma Centers’ Huge Fees to Treat Minor Injuries and Send Home

The care was ordinary. A hospital in Modesto, California, treated a 30-year-old man for shoulder and back pain after a car accident. He went home...

Resident Pay, Relationships Stay Steady Amid Uncertainty of COVID

Medical residents faced a challenging year in 2021; they were called upon to navigate the front lines of a pandemic while working to complete their...

Highly Respected, Beloved Pediatric Neurologist Dies

Verne Strudwick Caviness, Jr, MD, PhD, a highly respected pediatric neurologist and researcher, died at his home in Rockport, Massachusetts, on July 6. He was...

In Alleged Money Grab, Hospital Chain Cashes In on Trauma Centers

Ed Knight was taken to Chippenham Hospital after cutting his arm in a fall from a ladder. For stitching up his wound and sending him...

Lawmakers Debate How Much to Pay for On-Call Phone Appointments

It took covid-19 to give millions of Americans the option of telling their doctor about their aches and pains by phone. But now that more...

Dermatologists Took 2020’s Income Drop in Stride

Despite a small drop in income, slightly more dermatologists said that they felt fairly compensated in 2020 than in 2019, according to survey results from...

Many Mohs Surgeons Are Struggling on the Job

Many Mohs surgeons are struggling on the job, and women seem to be especially vulnerable, a new survey suggests. In a measurement of well-being, 40%...

Corporations Encourage Employee Vaccination

Many of the companies with the largest number of employees say they’ll do almost anything to encourage their employees to get vaccinated. But a survey...

Medicare for 60-Year-Olds Not Guaranteed to Be a Better Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and progressive Democrats have proposed to lower Medicare’s eligibility age to 60, to help older adults get affordable coverage....

Orthopedists’ Earnings Changed Little in 2020

Despite the unprecedented challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic caused medical practices in 2020, orthopedists continued to be among the top-earning specialists, with average reported incomes...

COVID’s Big Impact Made a Fairly Small Dent in GI Earnings

Despite the shutdowns and plummeting patient volumes early in the COVID-19 pandemic, gastroenterologists’ earnings were just 3.1% lower in 2020 than in 2019, according to...

Family Physicians’ Compensation Levels Stable in Pandemic

Family physicians again ranked near the bottom in average earnings, but pay increased slightly this year, to $236,000, up from $234,000 last year, even as...

Plastic Surgeons Had Top Pay and Largest Bump in Pandemic

One third of plastic surgeons saw their income decline over the last year, but the specialty overall earned the most among the 29 specialties in...

Half of Anesthesiologists See Drop in Compensation

Average annual compensation for anesthesiologists has dropped from $398,000 to $378,000 in the Medscape Anesthesiologist Compensation Report 2021. By contrast, physicians overall report they saw...

Female Rheumatologists See Fewer Patients, Earn Less Than Males

A new study on the changing rheumatology workforce found that, although there has been a notable rise in female rheumatologists, they see fewer patients and...

Immigrant Health Care Is on California Senate’s Wish List

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate said Wednesday they want to spend the state’s projected multibillion-dollar budget surplus on things such as...

Despite COVID, Americans Still Help Others With Medical Bills

The number of Americans donating to crowdfunding campaigns for medical bills during 2020 held steady relative to previous years, despite widespread financial hardships from the...

It May Take Decades Before Trainees Look Like the US Population

Researchers project that it may take up to a century before the percentage of Black and Hispanic medical residents reflects that of the general population....

CMS New Rules for Organ Donation Won’t Fix Transplantation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) proposed rule that would make organ procurement organizations (OPOs) solely responsible for improving transplantation performance across the...

To Extract More Doses per Vial, Vaccinators Put Squeeze on FDA

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President Joe Biden has promised enough covid vaccine to immunize every...

Public Health Experts Slam States’ Moves to Ditch Masks

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Republican governors of Texas and Mississippi announced Tuesday they would...

Insurance Regulator to Issue Warning on Virus-Test Billing

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top insurance regulator is...

Big Gap Between Physician Payments for Offices vs Hospitals: Study

Medicare payments for physician services were, on average, $114,000 per doctor per year higher when billed by a hospital than when billed by an independent...

Healthcare Stakeholders Agree on Universal Coverage Plan

In an unprecedented pact among healthcare stakeholders, associations representing physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, and employers have agreed to pursue universal coverage through market-based solutions that...

Medicaid Physician Fees Still Lag Medicare Payment Rates

Medicaid fees for physicians have continued to lag those paid by Medicare, a trend that may make it difficult for some patients to find care,...