Like all previous examples of wage and price controls, the RBRVS
will predictably cause distorted market incentives, resulting in excesses and shortages.
Poses, RUCing About-Conflicts of Interests Affecting the Members of the RBRVS
Update Committee, HEALTH CARE RENEWAL, (Apr.
Medicare pays for physician services on a fee-for-service basis using a combination of RBRVS
weights for each medical procedure, and the single national base rate for physician services, called the CF.
Another use of RBRVS
cost accounting is cost analysis.
subij]) that is a closer approximation to the RBRVS
ideal fee represented by [P.
The low rate of specialist participation appears to be due to the decline of specialty procedure fees under the RBRVS
methodology, and was not prevented by accompanying increases in evaluation and management fees.
That threat could be serious enough to delay implementation of the RBRVS
units are used as the production measure, the sample size declines to 102 groups and 2,237 physicians with complete data.
They termed it a "serious step backward," and one they believe should not be extended beyond implementation of the RBRVS
Complete claims history for more than 17 million managed care lives -- Data from more than 30 health plans, covering eight US census regions -- Laboratory results for over 2 million lives -- Standard pricing levels using RBRVS
relative value units -- Patient demographics ABOUT IHCIS
Georgia's implementation of RBRVS
late in 1992 increased fees by only 1.
AHCPR was created on the foundation of the National Center for Health Services Research, which supported much of the early research leading to the development of federal policy initiatives in health care delivery - including the RBRVS
, Diagnosis-Related Groups, and the Experimental Medical Care Review Organizations (EMCROs), which served as a predecessor to federally sponsored quality review programs.