Health reform is supposed to emphasize healthcare quality when it comes to physician income, as a counterweight against patient volume. But while physicians wait for that concept to manifest in actual payment-model changes, volume continues to be a crucial factor in your compensation, as it is the most logical reaction to decreasing reimbursement and increasing overhead. Within these slides find data on how physicians are faring right now, culled from our survey of more than 1,700 doctors in every specialty. Once you’ve seen the data, don’t forget to check out our article for further guidance on how to cope with shifting reimbursement while maintaining your own income in the meantime.
Thirty-four percent of pediatricians saw their income decline in 2011.
A full 50 percent of pediatric professionals consider their income disappointing. Pediatric overhead is almost absurdly varied, but most spend 50 cents of every earned dollar on overhead.
The recession had a large negative impact on the income of 23 percent of practices.
Given physician shortages, it's suprising that 20 percent of pediatricians feel they are not busy enough.