Benchmarking is vital to remaining com- petitive and successful in health care. To help our members improve opera- tional efficiency and financial stability,
AMGA conducts a wide variety of surveys that
enable you to benchmark and improve.
This issue of GPJ features findings from surveys recently conducted by AMGA Consulting.
The AMGA 2019 Compensation and Productivity
Survey is the subject of our cover story, and the
AMGA 2019 Finance and Operations Survey is
highlighted in this month’s “Industry Insights”
column. Another survey that offers some vital
insight into current medical group operations is
the AMGA 2018 Provider Benefits Survey.
Results from the benefits survey show core
discretionary benefits—such as retirement
plans, medical insurance, income protection,
time off, and professional development—did not
significantly change from 2014 to 2018. However, the prevalence of voluntary benefits and
employer-sponsored concierge services steadily
rose during that period.
The survey also showed an increase in the
number of part-time primary care providers
who are eligible for benefits from their employer.
Results demonstrate a gradual increase in the
number of providers working less than 1.0 F TE
who were eligible for benefits in 2018 than in
2014, the last time AMGA conducted a survey
to assess provider benefits packages.
The healthcare industry is currently experienc-
ing a physician shortage, especially in primary
care. As I’ve traveled around the country, I hear
this from every group I visit. The expanded offer-
ings and lowered FTE thresholds seen in this
survey indicate short-staffed organizations are
looking to fill employment gaps with part-time
physicians and are using employee benefits as
a way to attract talent.
As staffing shortages continue, we will likely
see provider organizations creating innovative
solutions to make sure their patients have
access to the care they need. AMGA will be here
to provide the data and support to make sure
By Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., President and Chief Executive Officer
Results from the
benefits survey show
benefits did not
from 2014 to 2018.