Hospital pharmacy technician hourly pay image: The average SSM Health Pharmacy Technician salary is $17 an hour. The salaries of Pharmacy Technicians are paid at SSM Health can range from $9 to $21 per hour. This figure is based on 9 Pharmacy Technicians at SSM Health salary report(s) submitted by employees or derived from statistical techniques. In addition to bonuses and other payments, a pharmacy technician working at SSM Health can expect to receive an average pay of $17.75 per hour.
Senator. Scott Jensen, R-Minn. A physician from Minnesota has been interviewed by “The Ingraham Angle” host Laura Ingraham on April 8 on Fox News and claimed hospitals are paid more when Medicare patients are identified as having COVID-19. They also get three times the amount for ventilators if they are required.
Who wouldn’t think that an increase in the number of COVID-19-related deaths could provide an opportunity for states to get an increased share of federal funds? There are already some states complaining that they don’t receive enough CARES Act dollars because they have significantly more deaths from COVID-19.
Jensen stated, “Hospital administrators might well want to see COVID-19 attached to a discharge summary or a death certificate. Why? Because if it’s a straightforward, garden-variety pneumonia that a person is admitted to the hospital for – if they’re Medicare – typically, the diagnosis-related group lump sum payment would be $5,000. But if it’s COVID-19 pneumonia, then it’s $13,000, and if that COVID-19 pneumonia patient ends up on a ventilator, it goes up to $39,000.”