Vaccination Costs From the Doctor's POV
the MPR take:
Approximately half of pediatric vaccines are purchased by private pediatricians and family physicians and are administered to the majority of children in the U.S. As the cost of newer vaccines has increased, it has become one of the top overhead expenses for private pediatric practices. A survey of pediatricians and family physicians on satisfaction with insurance payments for vaccine purchases and administration reported that 10% of physicians had considered halting providing vaccines for privately insured patients due to costs. The highest dissatisfaction levels were seen in physicians regarding Medicaid payments for vaccine administration. The strategy used most frequently by clinicians unsure of how third-party payers would reimburse for new vaccines: informing patients that they may receive a bill for the vaccine.
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