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  1. Hello all, Briefly, I'm looking at a new job's offer and it involves RVUs. This would be my first position with an RVU incentive. The incentive is calculated as followed.. / being divided by Total compensation ($60/hr x 40 x 52) /Conversion factor ($32.75 in urgent care) = 3,810 Target RVUs for the year .. 73 RVUs weekly After that it's excess RVUs x Conversion factor of $32.75 in urgent care as a bonus paid quarterly. Anybody know how many RVUs can be expected from an average urgent care PA daily.. or weekly? They say it's about 30-35 patients daily average. Any input help! Thanks!
  2. Hello all, Briefly, I'm looking at a new job's offer and it involves RVUs. This would be my first position with an RVU incentive. The incentive is calculated as followed.. / being divided by Total compensation /Conversion factor ($32.75 in urgent care) = 3,810 Target RVUs for the year .. 73 RVUs weekly After that it's excess RVUs x Conversion factor of $32.75 in urgent care as a bonus paid quarterly. Anybody know how many RVUs can be expected from an average urgent care PA daily.. or weekly? They say it's about 30-35 patients daily average. Any input help! Thanks!
  3. Valid points! It's the 115K at four years of practice in the northeast that seems off to me. Either way, happy to see progress was made regardless!
  4. I still don't think you're making enough.. We graduated at the same time; I'm also in the northeast and made 100K as a new grad in surgery. You still work a decent amount and take call. I switched to urgent care and am at about 125K yearly now. I would've asked for more.. especially with all the bank you are making the cardiologists.
  5. Haha, I like that.. The staff at my urgent care even said that the location I'm at is on it's 2nd year, and that the first year was dead. Are urgent cares more in rural areas any better?
  6. Thanks for the responses in regards to billing; the information above will help me going forward. In the end I think what bothers me most is the understaffing. Everyone at my clinic feels dread each morning which creates a terrible environment. I do like urgent care.. the fast-paced nature and 3 12s a week is amazing.. just need to find that gem job that at least staffs 4 people in the building and shows a little more appreciation for workers.
  7. Hello LKPAC, that's what I thought.. I've mentioned it several times to the manager who visits every so often, but since I've been working they staff an MA plus LPN probably around 30% of the time. Reality check 2, I do 100% agree.. thanks for confirming this with me. I've only stayed this long because I'm waiting to reach the 1 year mark on my resume for future ER/UC positions.
  8. I work in an urgent care in New England; it's solo practice with pt load ranging from 28-55 daily, 35 or so average.. already seeing into the 50s this Fall. It's staffed with 1 Provider, 1 x-ray tech and 1 MA or LPN typically (Total of 3 people). Some days, they staff 1 LPN with 1 MA that makes the total 4. I'm 2 years out of PA school, been working urgent care for about 7 months now. What I'm wondering.. is if this situation with the below happenings is common practice or not. - 1 MA or LPN working.. this creates a near-daily stress on everyone at the clinic where there isn't enough help for myself or patient rooming. On days where there isn't a nurse, I'm expected to do TB tests and any injections because they don't allow the MA to do injections. - No front desk staff.. the x-ray tech is responsible for the front desk (checking people in, answering the constant phone calls, etc.) When they are busy with x-ray, there is literally nobody at the front desk, causing back-up and chaos often. - With the previous, I very often am being asked by the nurse and tech to answer the phone, run urine dips, do TB tests etc. because they are so busy. I am definitely a team player, but most of the time I say no because it just gets the clinic even further behind. -At my previous review, I've been told that the vast majority of my visits should be level 4s. This includes 5 minute UTI or Strep workups.. My work has already lost a lawsuit last year for overcoding. Is any of this common? I've expressed my feelings to management but nobody truly cares at corporate ($$$$$) Thanks for any input!
  9. I'm 1.5 years out of PA school, 2 months into an urgent care solo position, in the NE. $60/hr, 3 shifts/week, every other weekend. 3 weeks PTO + 8 paid holidays. My setup is still underpaid, but I think they are taking advantage of you guys a bit- you especially, with 5 years experience. Negotiate by saying I'm going to look for another position... I would never take salary if offered in UC, would make all the staying late shifts feel awful.
  10. One year out from school, Massachusetts, $60/hr with decent benefits. Had another offer at $65 but it fell through.
  11. If you're wanting to start with ER, consider yourself lucky to get an offer! I live in Mass, applied to ER jobs in both NH and MA and couldn't get one as a new grad or even one year out. Definitely don't sell yourself short though!
  12. My last ortho gig (as a new grad) was 100K Plus 15% over 300K collections. Most PAs in the practice doing around 400-500k. So that would have put you around 130K or so? You definitely deserve more!
  13. Hello, I'm completing a NRCME DOT certification course that says it counts for cat 1 CME. When I go to log the hours on the NCCPA website it isn't listed as a pre-approved program. Anyone know if it just doesn't count or if it's just a cat 2? Thanks!
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