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I once received $1000 “bonus” from the son of a very grateful patient of mine. Although I felt a little funny accepting this “holiday gift”, I did, as I put in so much extra time on this challenging case.
Tips for doctors should be optional, a personal choice.
Reason- tips are generally mandatory for low paying jobs (waitress, home keeping at a hotel, hair cutter).
Doctors make a decent living without tips, but why not tip him/her as a token of appreciation if you are feeling it that day?
Interestingly, Sherri, some primary care doctors are reimbursed so poorly (by insurance companies and uninsured patients) that they make less than minimum wage when you consider 24-hour call, unfunded administrative mandates, and all the other crap they have to deal with on a daily basis.
I don’t believe physicians should accept tips. However, if they are being offered tips, its probably a good indication that their customer service program is working well.
I did appreciate a bonus of over a thousand dollars in travel accommodation from a well known New York singer. Although not an every day activity this adds confidence and pleasure to work. Dr. Gafanovich
Doctor’s performing good services should be tipped. Medicare payments and private insurance payments have not increased for twenty years. On a case by case basis, they are a service industry that is underpaid. They face challenging cases that require extra time and dedication. Tipping as a sign of appreciation from the patient would make the doctor whole again.
s the new Medicare fee for 2022?
610, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule conversion factor (i.e., the amount Medicare pays per relative value unit) of $34.6062.Jan 3, 2022
Just to clarify. Here is what Medicare pays per RVU. $34 dollars. And sixty cents.
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