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Compensating Doctors For After-Hours Call Coverage

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 5:33am
By: Dr. Wes
Should there be a premium added to physician compensation for on-call coverage after hours, or are Medicare rates enough?

Should there be a premium added to physician compensation for on-call coverage after hours, or are Medicare rates enough?

This appears to be the central question between two competing hospitals in Longview, Texas where a $300,000 stipend was paid to a cardiology group by one hospital and not the other for cardiology on-call coverage.

Guess which hospital the doctors are promoting now?

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