Under the McGuinty government, annual spending on physician compensation has grown to $11 billion from $5.9 billion.
"To date, we have found over $300 million in savings that can be reinvested back into health care. Our offer to accept a freeze on fees and find another $250 million in savings was rejected by the government.
The documents did reveal that the top 100 OHIP billing doctors each received more than $1.4 million in 2010. The $6.4 million billing alone works out to $17,511 a day for every day of the year.
The OMA launched a charter challenge this week, arguing the government is bargaining in bad faith and expects doctors to absorb the cost of additional use of the health care system.
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It did not provide details that would identify the doctors or the nature of their practices. Traditionally, specialists are the top earners.
"For physicians with above average billings, their office overhead is generally greater than 40%. The expenses incurred by a doctor are no different than overhead expenses incurred by other small independent business owners such as the lease for the building, staffing, staff benefits, equipment, hydro and electricity.
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Doctors who practice in under serviced areas typically have more patients and higher billings, Weir noted.
for the most recent year available.
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the government to reduce fees in certain areas and realign investments," Weir said.
This may sting a bit. An Ontario doctor who topped a list of the highest OHIP billers was paid $6.4 million in a single year, QMI Agency has learned.
Now, the government is demanding doctors share in the pain of reducing the province's double digit deficit.
Dr. Doug Weir, president of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), said in a statement that it's important to understand that OHIP fee payments are not take home pay.
received more than $2 million each in annual OHIP fee for service payments a tab that set taxpayers back $74 million.
"The average physician billings do not take into account overhead expenses, which are approximately 35% to 40%," Weir said.
The OMA is currently embroiled in a battle with the Dalton McGuinty government over stalled compensation talks.
The next five physicians on the list billed between $3.1 million and $4.5 million to the provincial health insurance program.
Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews has said that Ontario doctors are the best paid in the country with the average physician earning $385,000 a year.
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It says the concessions demanded by the government add up to a 16% decrease in pay for doctors.
The doctors have offered a two year OHIP fee freeze but the province is demanding a cap on total physician compensation and has already cut a number of OHIP fees through regulation.
"While it's easy to sensationalize some of the numbers, a quick review of the data shows that the average total billing for an Ontario doctor after taking into account expenses is about $200,000," he added.
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