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Relative value units
Time may be running out for the group that helps divide the Medicare pie.
When Medicare payments are cut, everybody loses, not just self-employed physicians.
The author explains 14 practice measures that can be used to gauge practice performance against established benchmarks as a starting point for practice improvement efforts.
The authors offer an insiders' view of the RUC (the Relative Value Scale Update Committee) and the significant impact it has on physician reimbursement.
If they use multiple conversion factors when determining what they'll pay, you may be at an even greater disadvantage than you realized.
The article describes the "relative value system" one practice developed to make call coverage more equitable among its group members.
The author describes the different ways physician productivity is currently being measured and how those measurements are being used.