Monthly Archives: April 2012

Physician Compensation in the FQHC Environment May Yet Be Competitive

One of the most widely held beliefs in the FQHC community is that provider compensation, particularly physician compensation, lags the general market, making it extremely difficult to attract and retain competent staff.  There are also occasional rumblings that productivity expectations, … Continue reading

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The Ideal Performance Appraisal Form, and How to Make it Relevant

Performance appraisal may well be the most despised management process around, and often for very good reasons.  Most performance appraisal forms are only marginally relevant to an employee’s job, and the results of the process itself yield very little – … Continue reading

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Compensation Waste 101 – Why Raising Your Minimum Wage Will Lower Your Costs

Increasing the minimum wage doesn’t improve the skills and contributions of those who currently earn the minimum wage – but increasing an organization’s minimum wage may be essential to achieving needed levels of productivity and performance.   Federally Qualified Health Centers … Continue reading

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Help for the FQHC Board in Managing CEO Compensation — Bring on the B.A.M.

The typical Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Board of Directors has only one employee to manage – its Chief Executive Officer.  Many not-for-profit Directors have little to no experience in managing executive pay and performance.  In FQHCs, where more than … Continue reading

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