Is the Payment Gap Between Specialists and PCPs Diminishing?

The demand for primary care physicians is increasing and the once large payment gap between specialists and PCPs may be lessening, Diagnostic Imaging reports.

Here are five takeaways:

1. In 2015, 52.5 percent of PCPs made between $175,001 and $250,000, with this figure falling to 45.8 percent of PCPs this year. However, the number of PCPs making between $250,001 and $350,000 rallied 5 percent, reaching 26.39 percent of PCPs this year.

2. While PCPs are making more money, specialists still make more, on average. Of surgical specialists responding to Physicians Practice's Physician Compensation Survey, almost 40 percent reported income surpassing $450,001 annually.

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