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Docs in hospital-owned practices see higher cost increases
Modern Physician

Operating costs for a physician working full time increased in 2011 from the prior year, though costs grew more slowly for physician-owned groups than for hospital-owned practices, according to a medical management group’s survey.

Operating costs per full-time doctor working in a physician-owned multispecialty practice climbed roughly 1.3% last year to total $528,182, the survey by the MGMA-ACMPE, formerly the Medical Group Management Association, found.