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Bulletin NB Vol. 9 N. 9, November 2006
During the summer, we conducted our annual survey of fees charged by health care professionals in Quebec. Since health care services provided by these specialists are generally covered by group insurance plans, we believe that the results of our survey will be of great interest to you. The average fees per visit could be useful in establishing the maximum amounts payable under your group insurance plans. Moreover, the average fee per visit increase compared to 2005 allows you to validate the inflation assumption used by your insurer in renewing your premium rates.
We first consulted professional associations for each specialty. These associations recommend price levels but do not set mandatory fee schedules. A number of associations, however, compile data based on the fee schedules of their members. The table presented on the following page presents these recommendations and statistics.
As in the previous year, we surveyed a sample of private clinics in the Montreal, Quebec City and Outaouais regions. The results are presented on an average fee per visit basis rather than by an hourly rate since group insurance plans usually establish their maximum reimbursement amounts on a per visit basis. Also, please note that a number of specialists charge additional fees for opening a file as well as for conducting an assessment during the first visit. These additional fees are not included in our survey results.
Comparative Table of Average Fees per Visit (
(1)The results for podiatrists in the Outaouais region are not presented since the number of specialists working in private clinics is too limited.
The schedules of reasonable and customary fees used by insurers for claims handling in Quebec are slightly higher than the average expenses per visit observed for the surveyed specialists.
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