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ECG Management Consultants, Inc., Announces the Commencement of the 2013 National Provider Compensation, Production, and Benefits Survey

ST. LOUIS, March 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ECG Management Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's premier healthcare management consulting firms, has announced the commencement of the National Provider Compensation, Production, and Benefits Survey, year 2013 based on 2012 data. Now in the 14th year of conducting this survey, ECG continues to expand the geographic reach to include physicians and advanced practice clinicians practicing across the nation. This expansion has provided member organizations with enhanced national, state, and region-specific data and benchmarks.

As organizations continue to engage physicians through alignment strategies and employment arrangements, provider compensation and production benchmarks and value-based compensation planning trends are critical for the assessment of physician performance. ECG's national provider survey provides an in-depth review of market trends, including provider compensation, production, benefit packages, emerging value-based compensation plan design trends, recruiting efforts and signing bonuses by specialty, and numerous other key data points.

ECG's 2012 surveys included data from over 100 physician specialties and 7 advanced practice provider specialties from 110 physician organizations, representing over 18,000 practitioners. Together, they contributed to what was our most comprehensive report to date. Participants in the survey receive timely and reliable compensation and production benchmarks for primary care, medical, surgical, and hospital-based subspecialties, as well as key market information regarding compensation, benefit, recruiting and operating policies within physician groups.

In addition, ECG conducts a national pediatric subspecialty physician compensation and production survey, which reports benchmarks with sample sizes that meet or exceed other national industry surveys. ECG performs many other research studies in partnership with organizations such as the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and Thomson Reuters.

ECG survey members gain exclusive access to ECGVault (www.ecgvault.com), ECG's online data portal that contains current and historical survey benchmarks at the market, organization, and provider level. Introduced in 2011, ECGVault allows for robust organization and market trending of provider performance benchmarks by specialty, standard and custom reporting, and downloading of benchmarks and related materials at the national, regional, and market-specific level. ECGVault enhances your organization's ability to access the vast amounts of physician performance benchmarks gathered via the ECG surveys over the last 13 years.

Distribution of electronic survey instruments began in February, with submissions accepted through March. 2013 benchmarks will be available in July via ECGVault; however, only those organizations actively participating will have access to the data and reports.

For more information regarding ECG's 2013 National Provider Compensation, Production, and Benefits Survey, or to register for the survey, please contact Ms. Maria C. Hayduk, Senior Manager, at mhayduk@ecgmc.com or Ms. Angela S. Collins, Manager, at acollins@ecgmc.com or by calling 800-729-7635.

About ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

ECG offers strategic, financial, operational, and technology-related consulting services to healthcare providers. As an industry leader, ECG provides specialized expertise to community and children's hospitals, health systems, medical groups, academic medical centers, and schools of medicine. For 40 years, ECG has played an instrumental role in developing and implementing innovative and customized solutions that effectively address issues confronting healthcare providers. ECG has more than 115 forward-thinking consultants who are focused on delivering the highest-quality services to exceed our clients' expectations. ECG's national presence includes offices in Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.ecgmc.com.

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

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