A Look at Contemporary On-Call Compensation Arrangements

Balancing regulatory, strategic, and financial interests

John Cherf, MD, MPH, MBA

The prevalence of compensating physicians for on-call services has increased over the past several years. It is estimated that as many as 35 percent of all physicians receive some type of compensation for call-related activities and that three-quarters of physicians who provide on-call coverage receive some type of compensation.

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