Ob.gyns.’ hospital revenue up 10% since 2012



Obstetrician-gynecologists generated 10% more revenue for hospitals in 2015 than they did in 2012, according to a survey by physician recruitment firm Merritt Hawkins.

In 2015, ob.gyns. generated $1.58 million in average net revenue for their affiliated hospitals, compared with $1.44 million in 2012. Meanwhile, average net hospital revenue generated by all 18 specialties included in the survey increased 7.7% – going from $1.45 million to $1.56 million, according to Merritt Hawkins’ most recent survey of hospital chief financial officers.

Average net revenue for specialists, by comparison, was up 12.8%, climbing from $1.4 million in 2012 to $1.6 million in 2015. For primary care physicians, the 2015 figure was $1.4 million, compared with $1.56 million in 2012 – a drop of 10.5%, Merritt Hawkins reported.

The survey (available for download here) was completed by 74 hospital chief financial officers. Despite the small number, Merritt Hawkins said that the “results are reliable and accurate, in large part because the overall number for average annual revenue generated by all physician specialties for their affiliated hospitals has remained virtually unchanged” over the course of six surveys spanning 14 years.

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