behavioural offset

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behavioural offset

A term of art referring to the shift in the number and mix of services offered or bills generated by health professionals after a change in fees paid by a third party payer. The term was created by the CMS/HCFA and based on the assumption that physicians, when faced with a reduction in payment, will respond by increasing services; a 50% BO means that half the savings from fee reductions will be offset by increased volume and intensity of services.
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Higher contract net sales are primarily due to increased volume offset by the earlier disclosed intentional decrease in sales to certain customers.
Revenues from sales of NAND Flash products were slightly higher in the third quarter of fiscal 2012 compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2012, due primarily to an approximate 40 percent increase in sales volume offset by decreases in average selling prices.
Grocery generated a comparable-store sales increase in the low single digits as higher unit volume offset significant price deflation.
7 million because strong Hoover floor-care volume offset the white goods decline.
The fourth and final section uses the estimated volume offset in payment simulations to illustrate how the conversion factor for a budget-neutral fee schedule might be adjusted to account for behavioral responses.
Gross timber sales revenue also decreased 6% as a result of a 14% decrease in harvest volume offset by increases in gross pricing.
Net revenues for the quarter decreased 4 percent, primarily reflecting the increase in unit case volume offset by a negative currency impact and the impact of the divestiture in the prior year.
Over time better capitalized operators, such as RRD, should be able to at least organically keep pace with real GDP by capturing share from smaller printers and also through acquisition of smaller, relatively inexpensive (after synergies) targets that could experience distress and come on the market in a downturn (providing a potential volume offset to pressured pricing).
Fitch also believes RRD has the opportunity to grow organically by gaining share from smaller less well-capitalized competitors, and that this share shift could accelerate in a downturn (providing a potential volume offset to pressured pricing).
Interest expense on borrowings increased $49,000, which represents a $120,000 increase related to volume offset by $71,000 attributed to lower interest rates.
Interest expense on borrowings increased $164,000, which represents a $233,000 increase related to volume offset by $69,000 attributed to lower interest rates.
Improved gross margins in certain Christmas product lines and reduced interest expense also added to the increase in earnings for the year, while reduced sales volume offset a large portion of the earnings improvement.