Medical Economics Weekly (Ep. 3) - PCPs earn hospitals most revenue

[VIDEO] Primary care doctors earn hospitals more revenue than specialists, 44% of eligible providers have received EHR incentives, and more.

In this episode of Medical Economics Weekly, primary care doctors generate more hospital revenue than specialists, 44% of eligible providers have received EHR incentive payments, FDA launches a Patient Network, and more. Below are links to news and social media activity mentioned in the episode. For questions or suggestions on Medical Economics Weekly, please email or And subscribe to our YouTube channel here, follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook to get more Medical Economics Weekly.


Primary Care Doctors Make More Rain Than Specialists

Forbes reports that primary care physicians are generating more revenue for hospitals than specialists.

44% of eligible providers have received EHR incentive payments

that 44% of eligible providers have received EHR incentive payments for "meaningful use" of the technology. That equates to about 230,000 providers overall who have received payments.

FDA Launches Online Patient Network Emphasizing Treatment and Clinical Trial Discovery

The FDA officially launched its online Patient Network. The new site is an educational tool for patients to learn about how medical devices go from idea to the marketplace.

Primary Care least likely to receive industry payments, Massachusetts study shows

Research in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that in a two-and-a-half year period, the percentage of physicians who received industry payment varied widely by specialty. Primary care doctors and pediatricians received much less than other specialties.

HealthKeep, a social network, helps you organize your patient history

A new social network called HealthKeep has recently released allowing patients to share a timeline of their symptoms and medications. The network complies with HIPAA by keeping users anonymous if they wish to be.

First-year primary care compensation stands at $180k, survey finds

A survey from the Medical Group Management Association finds that median first-year guaranteed compensation for primary care doctors stood at 180 thousand dollars.

North American Doctors of Meddit, what are your opinions on UK educated doctors who you have worked with or have come to work with you? Are there any obvious difference in schooling, attitudes or practice?

A discussion on reddit comparing doctors from the UK and the United States.


Tweet of the Week

@medeconomics and can be treated with all sorts of four dollar generics. #shameful

- Michael Mirochna, MD (@DocRockne) May 7, 2013


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