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Pay for primary care physicians is going up, but they’re still in short supply | Benefits PRO
Primary care practices are forking over higher signing bonuses, continuing medical education stipends and relocation expense reimbursements to recruit and retain doctors.
By Marlene Satter|May 21, 2018 at 10:40 AM
There is such a shortage of primary care physicians that their pay has risen by more than 10 percent over the past five years—and without a corresponding increase in productivity. That’s according to the 2018 MGMA DataDive Provider Compensation data from Medical Group Management Association, which also found that that increase is close to double the increase for specialty physicians’ compensation over the same time frame, highlighting how severe the primary care physician shortage has become.