The Journal of Graduate Medical Ed has some interesting articles from time to time.
Read and discuss amongst yourselves!
QFT, my friend. BOOM!I actually thought the salary data was the most interesting part, but I can see how other folks might be match-focused. How about this?
Vachette is not a lab and they don't employ any pathologists. They are a billing and management consulting company. He knows what his consultant pathologists make because he consults on their billing issues, etc.I guess Vachette is looking for applicants? If they're paying around what the CEO claims is the industry norm, hell, I might switch subspecialty to join the dark side. Oh, nevermind.. they're into "practice management," apparently the most inherently naive group of individuals on the planet.
The way these arrangements work, the charges are all the same. The difference is who gets the $$. In this scenario, the patient is getting charged what they normally get charged and the third party payors (medicare, private insurance, whomever) are paying whatever amount they normally pay. It is just that the pathologists are only getting 65% of what they normally get from medicare because the other 35% is going to someone else (corporate lab, whomever)....you can't charge non-medicare patients less than you change medicare patients...