Medicare Program; Five-Year Review of Work Relative Value Units
Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Proposed Changes to the Practice Expense Methodology [CMS-1512-PN].
Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies and Adjustments to the Relative Value Units
Under the Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2003; Final Rule and Notice.
Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the implications of a one-year internship model in which physical therapy interns train in groups rather than 1:1 on productivity metrics such as visits, relative value units
(RVU), and efficiency of care.
Work Relative Value Units
with the added element of bonuses based on patient satisfaction and other quality measures top the list of models being explored.
Over the past 5 years, relative value units
per patient rose by 13% at private medical practices but declined nearly 18% at practices owned by hospitals or integrated delivery systems, analysts found.
I predicted at the beginning of the year that we could increase relative value units
(RVUs)/patient visit by 10 percent simply by monitoring this metric and with some basic education.
Relative value units
(RVUs) are nonmonetary, numeric values that Medicare uses to represent the comparative amount of physician time, resources, and expertise needed to provide various services to patients.
The work relative value units
(RVUs) earned by different subspecialties in academic radiology may differ by a large magnitude, according to data supplied by the Association of Administrators in Academic Radiology.
Unilateral turbinate codes also differ in their numbers of global days and relative value units
Regarding payment accuracy, the MedPAC suggests that in some cases, growth in the volume of services is due to misevaluation of services in the "relative value units
" used to measure the intensity of the various physician services, and that the CMS should have the ability to submit corrections in these relative value units
to the American Medical Association.
Physicians have endured one cost-containment scam after another--the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS), the Correct Coding Initiative, adjustments to the practice expense component of relative value units
PITTSBURGH -- Category I Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes for insertion, repositioning and removal of the TandemHeart circulatory support system have been approved and assigned Relative Value Units
(RVUs) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).