On Call Question for Family Practice NP's

  1. What is your reimbursement for being on call via telephone after clinic hours to answer questions and advise patients?

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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   cgfnp
    Quote from DYSPHORIC JOY
    What is your reimbursement for being on call via telephone after clinic hours to answer questions and advise patients?

    Thank you.
    I get an extra 20K/yr but this is for on call for hospital inpatients, long term care and ED. This is getting ready to go to 30K/yr, but this is rediculous in my opinion so I'll be leaving when my contract is up as the docs are getting four times that for the SAME THING.

    Yes, they know more (very generally speaking) and get trained more and have more liability. But out here in rural America when we NP/PAs are expected to know more, take on more liability and perform more independently they have to learn we're not going to take peanuts for this. If you are a NP/PA and get screwed like this DON'T TAKE IT!!! Leave and force them to pay fairly. There are plenty of jobs out there.
  4. by   ANPFNPGNP
    Quote from DYSPHORIC JOY
    What is your reimbursement for being on call via telephone after clinic hours to answer questions and advise patients?

    Thank you.
    I get an extra $100 per day to take call on Saturday and Sunday and $50 per day during the week. During the week, call is from 5 pm until 8 am.

    There is a message on our answering machine informing the patient that they will be charged $30 (insurance won't pay it) if they speak to a provider. Needless to say, most patients just hang up, so we really don't get that many calls.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    I get $250/day for rounding and dialysis call one weekend a month from 7am to 1pm on Sat and Sun.
  6. by   mrspopeye
    I work in a family practice setting and we get paid $25 for each weeknight and $50 for each weekend day of call, which covers 5 practices. We are required to do 1 weeknight only every 3 weeks, and weekends only if we choose to cover for one of the docs.
  7. by   JEKA
    I am a new NP but when I start taking call, it will be one weekend every 6 weeks. This will include phone calls (any hours) and hospital rounds on Sat and Sun BUT no hosp calls after 7pm (hospitalists take it). I do not get any additional pay/benefits.

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