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Normandin Beaudry

Health Care Professional's rates


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NB Bulletin Vol. 5 N. 6, July 2002

Health Care Professionals: June 2002 rates

It is our pleasure to present the results of our annual survey on current rates for consultations or treatments offered by the majority of "Health Care Professionals". This inquiry was conducted in June 2002.

Firstly¸ professional associations for each specialty were consulted. Please note that these associations do not set mandatory price brackets¸ they only suggest prices to their members. However¸ some associations compile statistics on the basis of their members´ price schedules. These statistics¸ or suggested prices¸ are only valid for the province of Quebec.

We then continued our survey among private clinics from the Montreal and Quebec regions. For the Montreal region¸ three clinics per specialty were consulted for three specific geographical areas¸ namely¸ the South Shore¸ Downtown and remainder of the Montreal Island. An average hourly rate was calculated based on this sample.

For the Quebec region¸ a sample of two clinics per specialty was utilized. The results obtained reveal hourly rates per specialty that are lower than those obtained for the Montreal region. The difference between rates varies substantially depending on the speciality¸ but a reduction of approximately $10 to $15 per speciality compared to the results obtained for the area of Montreal is generally observed.

Overall¸ an average increase in the hourly rates of approximately 2% per specialty is noted compared to the rates effective in July 2001. Take note that although the average increase in rates since July 2001 is low¸ the variation of rates recorded in some specialities are significant.

Since the care provided by these specialists¸ is in most part¸ covered by group insurance plans¸ we believe that the results of our survey will be of great interest to you. It will enable you to compare the results with the maximum amounts eligible for reimbursement under your own plans and make adjustments¸ if you feel they are necessary.

Comparative table of Health Care Professionals´ rates
Survey conducted in June 2002

       Professional Associations (1)  Private clinics (2)
   Specialist1st sessionFollow-ups1st sessionFollow-ups
    Acupuncturist $35 to $55 $35 to $55 $50 $56
    Audiologist and Speech Therapist n/a n/a $103 $82
    Chiropractor $35 $35 $29 (3) $37 (3)
    - X-rays $15 to $35 n/a $60 n/a
    Dietician $70 $70 $63 $68
    Occupational Therapist $35 $35 $47 $40
    Homeopath $60 $60 $60 $57
    Masseur and Massage Therapist $45 to $65 $45 to $65 $53 $53
    Naturopath $40 to $80 $40 to $80 $50 $55
    Osteopath $70 $70 $63 $63
    Physiotherapist $35 to $70 $35 to $70 $50 $50
    Podiatrist $40 to $70 $40 to $70 $60 $58
    Psychologist $60 to $100 $60 to $100 $83 $83

(1) Suggested rate per visit or statistics.

(2) Average hourly rates are based on a sample of 3 clinics consulted in the Montreal region¸ which were¸ whenever possible¸ the same ones used for the July 2001 survey.

(3) Rate per visit. 



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