(HealthDay)—There was no meaningful increase in physician compensation in 2017, and a decline in productivity was noted, according to the results of a survey conducted by AMGA Consulting.
The AMGA 2018 Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey was based on 2017 data. Responses were provided from 270 medical groups, with an average of about 380 providers per participant group. Data were provided for 140 physician specialties and 27 other provider specialties.
According to the survey, the weighted average change in median compensation in primary care specialties was 0.8 percent. The average change in median work relative value units (RVUs) was −0.2 percent, and the weighted average change in compensation per work RVU was 2.3 percent. For all medical specialties, the weighted average change in median compensation was 1.2 percent. The weighted average change in median work RVUs was −1.5 percent and compensation per work RVU was 3.3 percent.
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