Bridging the divide: New ACO physician compensation models
Abstract: The health care industry continues to move away from the traditional fee-for-service approach toward one where care is largely provided by accountable care organizations (ACOs). As such, hospitals must remain open to the idea of adjusting their physician compensation models accordingly. But pure base-salary models typically don’t adequately account for minimum work standards, while pure productivity plans do little to promote teamwork or incentivize quality over quantity. For these reasons, other models have been gaining favor in ACOs recently. This article describes several.