The Medical Group Management Association’s annual survey of physician compensation shows moderate increases in earnings with primary care physicians among the bigger winners.

The new focus on accountable care and hospitals consequently purchasing practices is influencing compensation, according to MGMA. Median earnings for PCPs rose 5.16 percent in 2011 compared with a year earlier, and internists had a similar rise.

Radiologists, anesthesiologists and psychiatrists saw increases, with psychiatrists up 3.86 percent from 2010. The median earnings for family practice physicians without OB in 2011 were $200,114, with pediatric/adolescent physicians making about $203,948. Specialists with slight decreases in pay included nephrologists, gynecologists (no OB) and radiation oncologists.

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Physician assistants earned median compensation of $92,365 and surgical PAs got about $111,246.

The “MGMA Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2012 Report Based on 2011 Data,” is available here. The cost is $345 for MGMA members and $625 for nonmembers.

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