Last time, we tracked which medical directors worked the most hours annually by using MD Ranger’s 2017 Physician Contract Benchmarks. Let’s take a look at agreements for physician leadership and administrative roles and examine which services reported the highest median hours worked per year.
This graph shows the top six leadership and administrative roles with the highest number of annual hours. They are Chief of Staff, Utilization Management, Information Technology/EHR, Residency/Teaching, Case/Care Management, and Research/Data Management. Comparing the number of hours to benchmarks from previous years, you can see that there have been increases for several physician administrative roles in 2017, such as Residency/Teaching, Case Management, and Research/Data Management. However, after two years of increases, Chief of Staff hours have decreased from 2016 to 2017.
The set of leadership and administrative positions with the most annual hours remained relatively stable from 2016 to 2017. Quality Initiatives saw its annual hours dip in 2017 and is the lone service to no longer appear on the chart.
With the notable exception of Chief of Staff, most administrative and leadership positions have seen either a stabilization or a slight increase in the number of hours worked annually. This drives the trend in slight growth in annual payments made for these physician leadership and non-director administrative positions.