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A physician should not charge or collect an illegal or excessive fee. Factors to be considered guides in determining the reasonableness of a fee include the following: a) The difficulty and/or uniqueness of the services performed at the time, skill, and experience required; b) The fee customarily charged in the locality for similar physician fees; c) The amount of the charges involved; d) The quality of performance; e) The nature and length of the professional relationship with the patient; and f) The experience, reputation, and ability of the physician in performing the kind of services involved. (JC 6.01-87) (Reaffirmed A-17)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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