I live in Boston, MA. I am interviewing and have come across a "semi" fee for service position that I am considering. I say "semi" because I still get paid regardless of whether or not a patient shows, which is great because the show rate is at times not good in areas where people have socioeconomic difficulties and are very ill. Anyway I was asked what I would want per hour or per patient. I told her I would prefer to be paid per patient (if not what would be my incentive to fit in more appointments?). Since the job post did not mention it was fee for service, this question caught me off guard. I told her I would get back to her in a few days after I research what would be a fair amount. Keep in mind I am not offered insurance through this company. I am able to use the administrative staff to help organize my appointments and call patients or give me messages from patients. Which is a nice benefit. I will also have the use of my own office. It's important to note that they are overwhelmed with patients so there would be plenty of work. Also I am still a pretty new practitioner.
I want to request a fair amount, while also making a good paycheck to pay for all those loans I have! and health insurance!
Can anyone help, any information or insight would be helpful.
Does anyone do work per hour or is it usually per patient. Is it different for an intake vs a followup. If so what is the price range for these different types of appointments.. :uhoh21: