Academic physician pay bumps up

Academic faculty physicians in primary and specialty care enjoyed a slight boost in compensation between 2009 and 2010, according to a new report from the Medical Group Management Association, writes FiercePracticeManagement editor Deb Beaulieu. Median compensation for primary care faculty physicians jumped 3.47 percent to $163,704, while median compensation for specialty care faculty rose 2.7 percent to $241,959. But because academic physicians are required to devote a portion of their time to research and teaching activities, they were--as expected--not as clinically productive nor as highly paid as their private-practice counterparts. --Read the full article at FiercePracticeManagement