Hospitalist jobs in Atlanta typically list as a stipulation Hospitalist board certification (or eligibility) and an up-to-date Georgia license to practice medicine. Completing a Hospitalist residency or fellowship in Georgia is advantageous because it implies the physician is familiar with GA BCBS and Medicaid procedures.
Hospitalist salaries for the south region of the U.S., including Atlanta, GA, are around $229,933. By comparison the national average Hospitalist salary is $211,835, meaning Hospitalist jobs in Atlanta pay around 108.5% of the national norm.
Thanks to unique insurance and statutes of Georgia, care should be taken to address issues like malpractice tail insurance.
Equally important, the effect of the federal PPAC Act on reimbursement rates for Hospitalist practices is unclear.