Relative value units

September/October 2011 Issue
The RUC Under Fire [From The Editor]

Time may be running out for the group that helps divide the Medicare pie.

May/June 2010 Issue
Why the Medicare Fee Schedule and RVUs Matter to Employed Family Physicians [Opinion]

When Medicare payments are cut, everybody loses, not just self-employed physicians.

Nov-Dec 2009 Issue
"Vital Signs" for Assessing Your Practice's Financial Health [Feature]

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.

Feb 2008 Issue
What Every Physician Should Know About the RUC [Feature]

The authors offer an insiders' view of the RUC (the Relative Value Scale Update Committee) and the significant impact it has on physician reimbursement.

Apr 2007 Issue
Are Your Payers' Fee Schedules Fair? [Opinion]

If they use multiple conversion factors when determining what they'll pay, you may be at an even greater disadvantage than you realized.

Jun 2002 Issue
Call RVUs: One Way to Make Call More Equitable [Feature]

The article describes the "relative value system" one practice developed to make call coverage more equitable among its group members.

May 2002 Issue
A Productivity Primer [Salaried FP]

The author describes the different ways physician productivity is currently being measured and how those measurements are being used.

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