Pay For Performance: Will It Work for Doctor Pay?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 30. January 2013 09:01

One of the nation’s large hospital systems is about to try an experiment in pay for performance (P4P) – that is, linking pay for doctors to how well they reduce costs, increase patient satisfaction, and improve the quality of care.

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Data Submission Period Continues for Salary & Benefits Surveys: 50% Discount on Results

by ERI Salary Surveys 28. January 2013 13:45

Looking to benchmark salaries and benefits in 2013? Looking for a great deal on data? Consider participating in our traditional compensation and benefits surveys. By submitting your organization’s data, you become eligible for a half-off discount on the survey results.  Participants also receive a free Executive Summary. ERI Salary Surveys has a wide variety of industry and job function compensation surveys to choose from, as well as two benefits surveys. 

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Are Boards Required to Maximize Tax Deduction When Deciding a CEO’s Compensation?

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 18. January 2013 14:06

In a recent case, Freedman vs. Adams, a shareholder filed a claim alleging the Board paid out $130M in discretionary bonuses without consideration to maximizing tax deduction, according to IRC 162(m), specifically referring to a provision that deems performance-based compensation qualifies for a full deduction in the compensation expense.

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JP Morgan Board Adhering to Pay-For-Performance Principles

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 17. January 2013 14:34

One of the key principles substantiating pay-for-performance is that the executive needs to be able to impact or influence an outcome, or have some “measure of control” over the results. The Board of JP Morgan held CEO Jaime Dimon accountable for the unconventional investment approach that was not approved and, subsequently, resulted in $6B in losses, as explained in a report issued by a JPMorgan Task Force.

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Nonprofit CEO Pay Over $1 Million: Right, Wrong, or Reasonable?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 16. January 2013 16:00

A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle revisits the discussion of appropriate salary levels for nonprofit CEOs.  Citing data from the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual compensation report, the article examines two perspectives of annual salaries over $1M: “That’s Too Much for a Nonprofit CEO” and “It’s Time to Change Our Thinking.”

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