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MGMA Report Links Physician Compensation to Practice Ownership
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Hospital ownership can make a significant difference in both revenues and compensation, a report from the Medical Group Management Association finds.

Physician group practices owned by a hospital or integrated delivery system (IDS) have lower per-physician revenues than do their counterparts practices not owned by hospitals, MGMA’s Cost Survey for Integrated Delivery System Practices: 2010 Report Based on 2009 Data finds.Practice losses in groups owned by a hospital or IDS often arise from accounting systems that reallocate income and cost; thus, they tend to have lower revenue figure, according to MGMA.