We like to include monitor fees in every initial round of budget negotiations. If the sponsor removes it in the first round of negotiations, then we almost always push back and provide a detailed explanation of why the sponsor should pay for the monitoring visit. Additionally, cost documentation can be provided.
We typically charge an hourly rate for remote monitoring because per page is overwhelming and difficult to track. Many sponsors will not agree to an open-ended hourly rate, so we will put a cap on the number of hours. For example, $xx per hour up to three hours.