RVU


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relative value unit (RVU)

a comparable service measure used by hospitals to permit comparison of the amounts of resources required to perform various services within a single department or between departments. It is determined by assigning weight to such factors as personnel time, level of skill, and sophistication of equipment required to render patient services. RVUs are a common method of physician bonus plans based partially on productivity.

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RVU

Abbreviation for relative value unit.
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RVU is a client/server-based technology that allows the television viewer to experience a consistent, pixel accurate server-generated user interface on various consumer electronics devices.
Charges were captured at the procedure code level and linked to RVU values, obtained from Ingenix (Ingenix).
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The members are working within a fixed budget, the AMA says, so they keep each other in check: if the RUC votes to raise the RVU of one procedure, it has to account for that increase by decreasing RVUs of other procedures elsewhere.
Pathologists who perform autopsies are disadvantaged by this approach because, although CPT codes do exist for autopsy performance, these codes are rarely used because the American Medical Association has never developed RVU values for these codes.
The control sampling frame was established by matching all virologically confirmed oseltamivir-sensitive pandemic (H1N1) 2009 specimens diagnosed by the RVU to pandemic (H1N1) 2009 cases reported to a national hospital reporting system.
1) Product Mix: The actual MRI scanner project used historical data from another installation on the type of scan (CPT code), its RVU, and the number of scans to predict the weighted average (WA) RVU of 19.
If the fee elasticity is positive, then the aggregate association observed between Medicare volume and Medicare fees must reflect the effects of other factors, such as the introduction of new services, RVU upgrades for selected services, physicians" responses to cost reductions not captured by RVU assignments, and changes in private demand that make Medicare's payment rates look relatively more generous.
3) The Work RVU is intended to represent the time required to perform the procedure as well as the associated skill, professional judgment, mental judgment and related complexities of the procedure.
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RVU production became the highest priority, while patients became merely a means to an end: more RVU production.