SOURCE: ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

February 01, 2011 08:15 ET

ECG Management Consultants, Inc. Announces the Commencement of the 2011 Northwest "Provider Compensation, Production, and Benefits Surveys"

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - ECG Management Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's premier healthcare management consulting firms, today announced the commencement of the Northwest "Provider Compensation, Production, and Benefits Surveys," year 2011 based on 2010 data. The surveys will target physicians and midlevel providers practicing in the Northwestern states of Washington and Oregon. Now in their eleventh year, the Northwest surveys are recognized as the most valuable and respected resources for provider performance benchmarks in this market.

ECG's Northwest surveys analyze and report information from over 4,000 healthcare providers representing more than 50 physician specialties and 8 midlevel provider specialties. The surveys comprise critical data such as physician and midlevel provider compensation-to-production ratios, including work and total relative value units (RVUs) (calculated by ECG from provider-level CPT code data); procedure code distributions; trends in provider recruiting and retention, including recruiting bonuses by specialty; and specialty-specific benefit and malpractice comparisons. This information, coupled with ECG's interpretation of market trends, enables survey participants to assess their performance relative to the competitive local market.

ECG conducts a number of specialty-specific physician compensation and production surveys, including studies in the Midwest and Southeast, as well as the "National Pediatric Subspecialty Physician Compensation, Production, and Benefits Survey." In addition, ECG performs many other research studies in conjunction with organizations such as the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and Thomson Reuters. ECG enjoys the support of many respected organizations across our survey products.

Electronic survey instruments are being distributed in February, with submissions accepted through March. Preliminary data will be available in July; however, only those organizations actively participating will have access to the data and reports.

For more information regarding ECG's 2011 Northwest "Provider Compensation, Production, and Benefits Surveys," or to register for the surveys, please contact Mr. Wessley J. Maurer, Senior Consultant, at wmaurer@ecgmc.com or Ms. Maria C. Hayduk, Senior Manager, at mhayduk@ecgmc.com or by calling 800-729-7635.

About ECG Management Consultants, Inc.
ECG offers a broad range of strategic, financial, operational, and technology-related consulting services to healthcare providers. A leader in the healthcare industry, ECG provides specialized expertise in developing and implementing innovative and customized solutions that effectively address hospital/physician relationships, strategic and business planning, specialty program development, information technology, and the complexities of the academic healthcare enterprise. ECG has offices in Boston, San Diego, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.ecgmc.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Ms. Kathryn A. Sweyer
    ECG Management Consultants, Inc.
    Email Contact
    Phone: 206-689-2200
    Fax: 206-689-2209
    www.ecgmc.com