The Sunshine Act has gone into effect, which means device companies will report on gifts and compensation individual physicians receive on a public website to launch September 2014, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
According to the American Medical Group Association's 2013 compensation and financial survey, orthopedic surgeons received $525,000 average compensation last year.
Here are three statistics on what male and female orthopedic surgeons earned in 2012, according to the Medscape Orthopedic Compensation Report: 2013.
A recent report in Medscape News covered how health insurance exchanges will impact physician practices and income.
After implementing a new compensation plan for surgeons at the University of Pennsylvania Health System department of orthopedic surgery, there was an 8 percent increase in productivity during the first year while using no additional resources, according to a study published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.