Monthly Archives: September 2014

Compensation 101 – The Essentials

Certainly there are differences of opinion among human resources professionals about what is “essential” in a pay program, and certainly trends come and go, but common sense and decades of experience and observation will lead most practitioners (well, those without … Continue reading

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Put Patients or Employees First? The Dichotomy that Isn’t

How exactly does an FQHC best achieve its mission?  My answer has always been that an FQHC needs to stop thinking in “non-profit” terms and all its attendant baggage, and rather focus on running like a business.  Unfortunately, not all … Continue reading

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Margins, Staffing and Salaries in FQHCs

Let’s talk margins in FQHCs — and what they appear to predict.  Quick bullets for those who don’t have a lot of time to read: Margins don’t translate to any difference in what percent of expenses are directed to salaries … Continue reading

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FQHC Medical Director Compensation — Still Primarily Salary

Years of research continues to support the proposition that regardless of what some may argue is “essential” or “wide-spread,” incentives and bonuses make up a very small part of total compensation for providers in the FQHC environment, including that of … Continue reading

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