Compensation Best Practices for Physician Enterprises
- November 2, 2021
In an ideal world employed physician enterprises would have a clear compensation strategy with appropriate governance protocols so that their employed physicians would be on a consistent, well-designed compensation structure. Unfortunately, the realities of what brought together physicians under an employed structure differ significantly from this utopian vision. Compensation design and redesign is a delicate process that encompasses both scientific reasoning to support the economics of the physician enterprise as well as artful politicking to engage physicians properly throughout the process.
In this paper, we evaluate the most common components of physician compensation plans and offer best-practice insights on them. Additionally, we provide commentary surrounding the core structures necessary for physician engagement throughout the compensation planning process.