retired doc’s thoughts on the recent compensation figures

“Delta also provides current average locum tenens bill rate per 8 hour day and, of course, they show a similar ordinal ranking. But it gets worse. While the internist, FP and ped all make $760 per day, the CRNA brings in $1,140 and a hospitalist makes $975. An internist has to sub specialize to make more than an anesthesia nurse.”

More banging on the drum. Until there is adequate reimbursement for cognitive decision making, procedures will continue to rule.

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