PA-NP Productivity and Compensation

Learn about the PA-NP Productivity and Compensation section of the survey.

Purpose

The fields included in this section capture detailed information on physician assistants and nurse practitioners within the orthopedic practice.

Related Dashboards: Revenue and Expenses by FTE Provider, Patient Visits and Cases, Surgeries per New Patient Visit, Revenue per Worked RVU, Annual Gross Charges, Net Receipts, and Work RVUs, Provider Compensation, Provider Compensation by Specialty, PA/NP Compensation Overview, FTE Data, FTE Employees by 1,000 Visits

Section Overview

  • General Information– Collects basic information, including practice specialty and FTE status, about physician assistants and nurse practitioners that is used to customize benchmarking reports.
  • Patient Visits and Cases– Captures information on the number of visits and cases completed by physician assistants and nurse practitioners within the reporting year. Data are used for productivity calculations.
  • Work RVUs– Requests work relative value units for physician assistants and nurse practitioners during the reporting year.
  • Collections– Specifies the gross and net collections generated by physician assistants and nurse practitioners during the reporting year.
  • Compensation– Collects base and bonus compensation paid to physician assistants and nurse practitioners during the reporting year.

Fields

  • PA/NP Name or Identification Number– Provider NPI number or other identifying information for the physician assistant or nurse practitioner; used to assist practices in reporting data year after year and to facilitate the development of benchmarking trends
  • Practice Specialty– The primary specialty of the physician assistant or nurse practitioner; used as a filter to customize benchmarking results
  • Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner – Identifies the individual as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner
  • Provider Initials – Enter the provider’s initials or other identifying information to help you review your data entry. This information is for your reference only.
  • FTE Status – Identifies whether the provider worked full time (i.e., 1.0 FTEs) during the reporting year or less than full time. FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) is calculated for all individuals employed by the practice on a full or part-time basis. A full-time employee who works 40 hours per week would be reflected as 1.0 FTE.
  • To calculate the FTE of a part-time employee, divide the number of hours worked in an average week by the normal work week of the practice and multiply by the number of months worked per year divided by 12 total months per year.
  • FTE = (# hours worked in average week/hours in normal work week) X (# months worked/12 months)
  • Is the Provider Office and/or Surgical Based? – Select an option to indicate whether the provider is Office Based Only, Surgical Only, or works in both settings.
  • Annual Total # New Patient Visits – Number of new patient visits conducted by the physician assistant or nurse practitioner during the reporting year
  • Annual Total # Patient Visits – Total number of new and returning patient visits conducted by the physician assistant or nurse practitioner during the reporting year. Include New Patients (99201 – 99205), Established Patients (99211 – 99215) and Post-Operative visits (99024) here.
  • Annual Total # Inpatient Surgical Cases – Indicates the number of surgical cases handled in an inpatient setting
  • Annual Total # Outpatient Surgical Cases– Indicates the number of surgical cases handled in an outpatient setting
  • Annual Total # Surgical Cases – FORMULA: Sum of Annual Total # Inpatient Surgical Cases and Annual Total # Outpatient Surgical Cases
  • Annual Total # of Visco Injections – Total number of viscosupplementation injections given by the provider during the reporting year.
  • Does your practice use Work RVU data? – Select Yes or No to indicate whether your practice collects and uses Work RVU data.
    • Work RVUs – Include:
      • Provider work RVUs only
      • Work RVUs for all professional medical and surgical services performed by the provider
      • Work RVUs for the professional component of laboratory, radiology, medical diagnosis, and surgical procedures
      • Work RVUs for all procedures performed by the medical practice
      • Work RVUs for procedures for both fee-for-service and capitation patients
      • Work RVUs for all payers, no just Medicare
      • Work RVUs for purchased procedures
      • National work RVU (do not include the geographical adjustment or GPCI); GPCI must be set to 1.000
  • Annual Gross Charges – Gross charges generated by the physician assistant or nurse practitioner during the reporting period
  • Annual Net Collections – Net receipts collected for the physician assistant or nurse practitioner during the reporting year
  • Base Compensation – Enter the amount of compensation paid to the provider by the practice in the fields below. Provider compensation can be found on the individual's W-2 Form.
  • Bonus Compensation – Amount of any bonuses paid to the physician assistant or nurse practitioner during the reporting year
  • Total Annual Compensation – FORMULA: Sum of Base Compensation and Bonus Compensation