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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Petroleum revenues declined by 3.1 percent to P29.7 million, resulting from a 12.5-percent higher volume offset by an 11.8-percent drop in crude oil price.
Net interest income rose by P826.9 million to P19.3 billion, as the growth in its consumer loan volume offset lower interest margins.
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.
30 gained 0.8 percent to $931.3 million from $923.7 million because strong Hoover floor-care volume offset the white goods decline.
Comparing these two extremes, Table 3 gives substantial evidence for the existence of a volume offset to the surgical fee reductions:
The purpose of this study is to obtain estimates of the "volume offset," which is the slippage in the costs or the savings that would, in the absence of behavioral responses, result from exogenous changes in Medicare's payment policies.
In the west, an 8% drop in tea bag volume offset strong growth for the iced tea mixes, and particularly the herbal infusions.
Gross timber sales revenue also decreased 6% as a result of a 14% decrease in harvest volume offset by increases in gross pricing.
The narrow standard is useful for determining detector volume offsets and peak broadening errors.
An operating structure that is both low-overhead and low-cost enables small-format value retailers to keep paces low, while high volume offsets a low average transaction size.