Category Archives: Competitive Data

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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CEO Pay Ratios in FQHCs – Silly But Interesting

One of the silliest statistics that pundits obsess over is the “CEO Pay Ratio” — the percentage by which the pay of the Chief Executive Officer exceeds that of the average employee of the company (others use the lowest paid employee). … Continue reading

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Market Pricing is NOT Job Evaluation

Okay, I’ve had it.  Normally, while known for being opinionated about my profession, and having climbed up on several metaphorical soap boxes in my time, I can take a lot.  Today, not so much.  A few weeks ago, World at … Continue reading

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