Rates for Health Care Professionals in 2013LinkedIn
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NB Bulletin Vol. 16 N. 14, September 2013
During the summer of 2013, Normandin Beaudry conducted its 16th annual survey of fees charged by health care professionals in Quebec. Because health care services provided by these specialists are typically covered by group benefits plans, we believe that the results presented below will be of interest to you.
Premiums for most group benefits plans are on the rise. According to rémun, Normandin Beaudry’s total compensation survey, more than 20% of Quebec organizations are considering making changes to their plan in the coming year. Would the goal of these changes be to better control plan costs?
The information on average fees per visit may prove useful in establishing reimbursement maximums for paramedical care under your group benefits plans. The average increase in fees per visit, in comparison with fees for 2012, also allows you to validate the inflation assumptions used by your insurer in renewing your health insurance premium rates. It should be noted that many specialists charge additional fees for opening a file and the initial assessment. These additional fees are not included in our survey results.
We surveyed a sample of private clinics in the Montreal, Quebec City and Outaouais regions. The table below presents the results on an average fee per visit basis as opposed to an hourly rate basis to reflect the provisions that generally apply to group benefits plans.
For comparison purposes, we also consulted professional associations for each specialty. These associations make recommendations to their members concerning fees but do not impose them. Some associations also compile statistics based on the fee schedules of their members. This information is also presented in the table below.
For the majority of specialists surveyed, the schedules of reasonable and customary fees used by insurers for claims processing in Quebec are slightly higher than the average fees per visit.
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