- Nov 10, 2005
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alphieb said:How does that justify an MD saying OK your babies lungs sound wheezy admin. albuterol with NS per neb. qid......and then get charged $60.00 to $70.00 dollars for a 15 min visit.
Let me break it down for you. So that's 280.00 dollars an hour. The rent here $250,000 a year for a three doctor practice, malpractice premiums, 401 retirment benefits, nurse's salary which always needs to be raised yearly despite decreasing reimbursments(medicare is cutting by another 2-3%) , health insurance coverage, unemployment insurance, workman's comp, equipment ( the albuterol meds, syringes, gowns etc. etc.). The doctor probably keeps 80 dollars of that 280 dollars for that given hour seeing 4 patients. My pediatrician makes $85,000 a year and charged $ 150.00 for my daughter's visit. She barely kept any of that since most of it went to her overhead.