nyknicks8

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How common is it for hospitalists to have their initial DEA and license paid for? Does anyone know if Kaiser pays for these initial fees?
 

InvestingDoc

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None of my friends or myself had this cost covered but if you get a sign on bonus, relocation bonus or anything else then just use this money. Otherwise, be ready to pay up
 

chessknt87

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Mine was not paid for initially either but subsequent ones are covered by CME money
 

gutonc

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I haven't paid a penny in licensing, DEA or credentialing since I started a real job. I even got reimbursed for the remaining months on my current license and DEA when I got hired.

I make them the $2G a year that costs in half a clinic day. Replacing me (if those things lapsed and I could no longer practice) would cost the practice somewhere between 20 and 100x that $2000 (never mind the lost revenue of having to send new patients elsewhere). We could cover these costs for our entire group of 13 docs with what I gross in 5 weeks (I work 3/4 time and am on the lower end of the pay scale due to seniority, so <4 weeks if I worked FT and 2 weeks if it was from one of the senior docs). If we're talking about total collections, that expense is covered in about half a day of business at our busiest (of 5) office.

Any practice/group/hospital that employs their docs and doesn't cover these expenses either needs a business manager, or needs to collectively pull their business manager's head out of his/her ass.
 
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