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ASPR Weekly

September 25, 2012

Benchmarking Survey Opens in January with New Year Round Collection Option

Webinar Tomorrow – Primary Care Practice Acquisition and Employment: Best Practices

JASPR Feature: MGMA Benchmarking Report: Physicians Report Moderate Shifts in Compensation in 2011

Member Referral Program – Have you Referred Someone Lately?

NEPRA Conference in November

Benchmarking Survey Opens in January with New Year Round Collection Option

The 2013 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Survey will open in January 2013. The upcoming Survey will collect recruitment data for the 2012 calendar year. If you would like to get a jump-start on data entry or do not have a tracking tool, you can download an excel spreadsheet here. This file can be saved and later uploaded directly into the 2013 ASPR Benchmarking Survey when it opens in January.

New in 2013

The Benchmarking Committee has heard your suggestions and beginning in January you will have the optionto enter data on a year round basis! More information will be available in the coming months.

Learn more about the ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmark Survey

Access the 2012 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Report and Executive Summary

Webinar Tomorrow - Primary Care Practice Acquisition and Employment: Best Practices

Register today for this FREE webinar held September 26 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Can’t make it? View it later On Demand!

Date: September 26, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT / Noon CDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Craig Holm, Senior Vice President, Health Strategies & Solutions
Cost: Members/Free; Non-members/$99
1.5 hours CE credit

Details and Online Registration

Recruiters are increasingly responsible for recruiting physicians to hospital employment situations and less to independent private practices. This is particularly true in primary care and other select specialties (e.g., cognitive medical specialties, general surgery, and others). Recent surveys have determined that more than half of physician practices are employed by hospitals and health systems. In this session we will share success stories (and unsuccessful stories) of the differences between recruitment to employment situations vs. private practice, and more importantly, best practices for recruiters to consider in the recruitment process: valuation expedience, employment contracts and compensation methodologies, and unique cultural compatibility considerations. The session will have particular emphasis on primary care, where national and regional health care reform initiatives, and other influences are making the recruitment of primary care "ultra competitive."

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the impact of acquisition and employment on recruitment
  2. Appreciate best practices for the acquisition and employment process in a new era of competition for PCP's and payment
  3. Understand innovative compensation methodologies

JASPR Feature: MGMA Benchmarking Report: Physicians Report Moderate Shifts in Compensation in 2011


Press Release from the Medical Group Management Association, July 10, 2012

Physicians reported moderate shifts in compensation in 2011, according to respondents to the MGMA Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2012 Report Based on 2011 Data. For example, primary care physicians reported a 5.16 percent increase in median compensation. Physicians in family practice (without OB) reported median earnings of $200,114, and those in pediatric/adolescent medicine earned $203,948 in median compensation. Internists also reported a 5 percent increase in compensation.

Read more: MGMA Benchmarking Report

Member Referral Program – Have you Referred Someone Lately?

Have you heard? ASPR has a Member Referral Program! It’s been in place for many years, but we’re not so sure you know about it! Here’s how it works. Whenever a new member joins ASPR, they are asked how they became aware of our organization. If they were referred by an ASPR member, the name of that member is requested.
For every member referral that ASPR receives, $10 is placed in a “pot”. Every time YOUR name is listed as someone who referred a new member, your name is entered into a raffle for a chance to win the “pot”. If the “pot” gets large enough (and it usually does), we divvy it up into several cash prizes. The raffle drawing takes place at the ASPR Annual Business Meeting to reward a few lucky members for their referrals. This year ASPR selected eight members to each receive $100! The winners at this year’s Annual Business Meeting were:

  • Kathie Lee
  • Tonya Mullen
  • Kevin Store
  • Lynn Sherrill
  • Erica Demint
  • Carol Murrow
  • Rick Conrad
  • Cindy Leonard
Refer someone to ASPR today (and every day) and make sure your name is entered for a chance to win the 2013 drawing! The more referrals, the bigger the “pot”, and the more chances you have to win! Thanks for the referrals! Keep ‘em comin’!

NEPRA Conference in November

The Northeast Physician Recruiter Association (NEPRA) cordially invites you to their Fall Conference ”Forging the Way Through Healthcare Reform And Reconnecting For the Greater Good” on November 14-16, 2012 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA. The reserved block of rooms is available through October 9.

Access the conference brochure to see full details

Important Dates
ASPR Live Webinar Series — Primary Care Practice Acquisition and Employment: Best Practices
Details and Registration
ASPR Live Webinar Series — Building Your Professional Equity: How to Get Invited to the Table
Details and Registration

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