Hospitals are paying more than ever for neurosurgical call coverage. Our data shows that it’s possible to pay less than you might think.
The traditional solution to the call schedule obligation imposed on hospitals by Medicare is expensive. Thankfully there’s an alternative.
Inadvertently overpaying doctors for taking call (or anything else) is fraught with risk for the unsuspecting hospital CFO or CEO.
Take it from hospital executives, adding a fee-for-service component to your stipend program might be exactly what your ER call panel needs.
Stipends may be easy and predictable, but they’re too rigid and expensive for some situations. Thankfully, there are other ways to pay your doctors.
A blended payment consisting of performance-based compensation and stipends is a proven way to alleviate your call panel problems.
Emergency department visits are on the rise. Unfortunately, stipends for ED call panel specialists are rising, too – and show no sign of slowing down.