New data from the Medical Group Management Association shows wide disparities in physician on-call compensation, and differences in how medical directors are paid stipends for their additional duties.

Daily compensation for on-call coverage ranges from $75 to $2,400 depending on the specialty, according to MGMA data covering nearly 4,000 providers in 295 groups. Specialty surgeons had median on-call compensation of $1,000 compared with $150 for primary care physicians. More than 35 percent received a daily stipend for their on-call work, while 12 percent got an annual stipend and 7 percent were paid via an hourly stipend.

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