Physician Performance Trends


Journal of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters

After more than a year of development and debate, two healthcare reform bills, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA), were signed into law in March. Key provisions of these laws are still in development but clearly are aimed at increasing the number of insured patients while creating greater value (cost/quality) and accountability for patient outcomes. Using data from ECG’s 2010 Provider Compensation, Production, and Benefits Surveys, this article provides specific details to support the idea that future success will be based on the ability to demonstrate higher quality through measurable outcomes, which will require the unique talents of engaged physicians and hospitals.

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