HMO Physician Office Visit Co-Payment Creep

Patients Showing Doctors the Money [1999–2008]

By Staff Reporters

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Copayment

2008

1999

$5

6%

23%

$10

16%

60%

$15

29%

12%

$20

30%

1%

Other

19%

3%

Source: Kaiser/HRETHRET Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits

www.kff.org

Assessment

Considering the “down and dirty” interest rate “rule of 72”, a twice doubling of copayments from $5 to $20, and a Hewlett-Packard 12-C hand-held financial calculator; allow us to suggest an annual copayment rise of 15% percent for the decade.

Conclusion

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One Response

  1. DirectPath: 2016-2017 Average In-Network Copay

    1. 2016, Office Visits, $22
    2. 2017, Office Visits, $22
    3. 2016, Urgent Care Clinics, $31
    4. 2017, Urgent Care Clinics, $35
    5. 2016, Emergency Room, $141
    6. 2017, Emergency Room, $148


    Source
    : DirectPath

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