There is a significant difference in the average amount that individual physicians bill to commercial payers based on their medical specialty, with general surgery being the highest and pediatrics being the lowest. This information is based on an analysis of claims and clearinghouse data from 18 physician specialties, along with commercial claims made by nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists. The billing data was tracked over a 12-month period from January to December 2021.
The data shows a significant variation in average annual billing to commercial payers across different medical specialties. This information obtained from Becker’s Hospital Review helps healthcare professionals and policymakers understand the financial aspects of healthcare delivery and inform decision-making.
Source: Becker’s Hospital Review