relative value scales

Summary

Summary: Coded listings of physician or other professional services using units that indicate the relative value of the various services they perform. They take into account time, skill, and overhead cost required for each service, but generally do not consider the relative cost-effectiveness. Appropriate conversion factors can be used to translate the abstract units of the relative value scales into dollar fees for each service based on work expended, practice costs, and training costs.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Medicare fees for physician services are resource-based
    Paul L Grimaldi
    State Healthcare Division of Affiliated Computer Services, Inc, Rockville, MD, USA
    J Health Care Finance 28:88-104. 2002
  2. ncbi RVU cost accounting not just for the 'big dogs'
    Kathryn P Glass
    MGMA Connex 3:30. 2003
  3. ncbi Validation of physician survey estimates of surgical time using operating room logs
    Nancy McCall
    RTI International
    Med Care Res Rev 63:764-77. 2006
  4. pmc Using relative value units to measure faculty clinical productivity
    T A Albritton
    Medical College of Georgia, Augusta 30912, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 12:715-7. 1997
  5. ncbi Relative value units: from A to Z, Part 4
    Kathryn P Glass
    KPG Enterprises, 6680 S Abilene Way, Centennial, CO 80111, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 18:120-3. 2002
  6. ncbi Productivity of radiologists: estimates based on analysis of relative value units
    P M Conoley
    Kelsey Seybold Clinic, Houston, TX 77030
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 157:1337-40. 1991
  7. ncbi Relative value units: from A to Z (Part I of IV)
    Kathryn P Glass
    MGMA Center for Research, 104 Inverness Terrace East, Englewood, CO 80112, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 17:225-8. 2002
  8. ncbi Relative value units and cost analysis, Part 3 of 4
    Kathryn P Glass
    KPG Enterprises, 6680 South Abilene Way, Centennial, CO 80111, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 18:66-70. 2002
  9. ncbi [Developing rehabilitation treatment groups for cardiology and orthopaedics -- findings of a research project]
    J Ranneberg
    Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre insb Sozial und Gesundheitsökonomik, Universitat der Bundeswehr Munchen
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 44:34-43. 2005
  10. ncbi Frank words from the top. Interview by Wayne J. Guglielmo
    Thomas A Scully
    Med Econ 80:96-7. 2003

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Detail Information

Publications166 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Medicare fees for physician services are resource-based
    Paul L Grimaldi
    State Healthcare Division of Affiliated Computer Services, Inc, Rockville, MD, USA
    J Health Care Finance 28:88-104. 2002
    ..RBRVS implementation required significant changes in the coding system used to document and bill physician services, particularly medical visits and consultations...
  2. ncbi RVU cost accounting not just for the 'big dogs'
    Kathryn P Glass
    MGMA Connex 3:30. 2003
  3. ncbi Validation of physician survey estimates of surgical time using operating room logs
    Nancy McCall
    RTI International
    Med Care Res Rev 63:764-77. 2006
    ..Given that half of the studied surgical procedures is a subset of services that anchors the MFS, surgical times for other related services are likely to be overstated as well...
  4. pmc Using relative value units to measure faculty clinical productivity
    T A Albritton
    Medical College of Georgia, Augusta 30912, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 12:715-7. 1997
    ..Thus, RVUs can be used as a measure of faculty clinical productivity in different settings in an academic medical center. Precepting students does not appear to affect clinical productivity...
  5. ncbi Relative value units: from A to Z, Part 4
    Kathryn P Glass
    KPG Enterprises, 6680 S Abilene Way, Centennial, CO 80111, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 18:120-3. 2002
    ..Health care has yet to establish true benchmarks, but it does have performance indicators for better-performing practices based on several criteria...
  6. ncbi Productivity of radiologists: estimates based on analysis of relative value units
    P M Conoley
    Kelsey Seybold Clinic, Houston, TX 77030
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 157:1337-40. 1991
    ..The concept of RVU workload is timely because it undoubtedly will be used to compare workloads across medical subspecialties, and these workloads are likely to be related by third-party payers to compensation...
  7. ncbi Relative value units: from A to Z (Part I of IV)
    Kathryn P Glass
    MGMA Center for Research, 104 Inverness Terrace East, Englewood, CO 80112, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 17:225-8. 2002
    ....
  8. ncbi Relative value units and cost analysis, Part 3 of 4
    Kathryn P Glass
    KPG Enterprises, 6680 South Abilene Way, Centennial, CO 80111, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 18:66-70. 2002
    ..In short, RVU cost accounting uses the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) instead of stopwatches and clipboards when measuring clinical costs and activity...
  9. ncbi [Developing rehabilitation treatment groups for cardiology and orthopaedics -- findings of a research project]
    J Ranneberg
    Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre insb Sozial und Gesundheitsökonomik, Universitat der Bundeswehr Munchen
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 44:34-43. 2005
    ..As part of the Freiburg/Bad Sackingen research network, it was realised at the University BW, Munich...
  10. ncbi Frank words from the top. Interview by Wayne J. Guglielmo
    Thomas A Scully
    Med Econ 80:96-7. 2003
  11. ncbi A geologic survey of the medicare RBRVS system
    Tim R Williams
    The Lynn Regional Cancer Center, Boca Raton Community Hospital, Boca Raton, Florida 33486, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:192-8. 2004
    ..This article uses an unusual approach to describe the components of the RBRVS equation, how those relative values are developed and managed, and how they relate to each other, even though each one is calculated differently...
  12. ncbi RVUs blues. How should docs get paid?
    John Lantos
    Hastings Cent Rep 33:37-45. 2003
    ..Yet fiscal pressures have lead to economic incentives for performing certain kinds work instead of others. So the question arises: what are the ethics and consequences of trying to objectively compare the many services physicians offer?..
  13. ncbi Economists, weather forecasters, storms, and cliffs
    James P Borgstede
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:615-7. 2004
  14. ncbi One small step for man
    Linda L Lively
    American Medical Accounting and Consulting, Inc, USA
    J Oncol Manag 11:27-30. 2002
  15. ncbi Recent trends in utilization of cardiovascular imaging: how important are they for radiology?
    David C Levin
    Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:736-9. 2005
    ..To determine (a) the role cardiovascular imaging (CVI) plays within the spectrum of noninvasive diagnostic imaging (NDI), (b) the role radiologists play in CVI, and (c) recent trends in CVI workload among radiologists and cardiologists...
  16. ncbi We're not leaving $250,000 on the table anymore
    Scott P Rigby
    Med Econ 79:52, 58. 2002
  17. ncbi Medicare's ambulance fee schedule dispatched
    Paul L Grimaldi
    Affiliated Computer Services, Inc, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Healthc Financ Manage 56:60-8. 2002
    ..Higher fees have been implemented for rural transports and air ambulance services. Lower fees have been implemented for urban transports. Providers and suppliers must revise chargemasters, policies, and procedures...
  18. ncbi Valuing the professional work of diagnostic radiologic services
    Bibb Allen
    Birmingham Radiological Group, PC, Department of Radiology, Birmingham, AL 35213, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:106-14. 2007
    ..Whereas the TC is compensation for performing a diagnostic test, ultimately, it is our physician work that defines our specialty, and challenges to our physician work will be vigorously defended by the ACR without compromise...
  19. ncbi Medicare spending on physicians - no easy fix in sight
    Joseph P Newhouse
    N Engl J Med 356:1883-4. 2007
  20. ncbi Payments may fall. CMS has come up with a list of some 100 procedures
    Matthew DoBias
    Mod Healthc 36:12. 2006
  21. ncbi Answers to your questions
    Kent J Moore
    AAFP, USA
    Fam Pract Manag 12:23-4. 2005
  22. pmc The use of intraservice work per unit of time (IWPUT) and the building block method (BBM) for the calculation of surgical work
    Charles D Mabry
    American College of Surgeons, General Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Committee, Chicago, IL, USA
    Ann Surg 241:929-38; discussion 938-40. 2005
    ....
  23. ncbi Measuring relative work values for home care nursing services in Japan
    Yasuko Ogata
    Department of Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing, Chiba University, Chiba shi, Japan
    Nurs Res 53:145-53. 2004
    ..To maintain the quality of services in home health nursing provided by Stations, reimbursement needs to account not only for the number of home visits, but also for the time and intensity of nursing services...
  24. ncbi RBRVS and your salary package
    Linda L Lindeke
    School of Nursing, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Adv Nurse Pract 14:25. 2006
  25. ncbi Estimating the costs of VA ambulatory care
    Ciaran S Phibbs
    VA HSR and D Health Economics Resource Center, VA Cooperative Studies Program, Department of Health Research and Policy, Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:54S-73S. 2003
    ..They are potentially useful for any system that does not generate billing data, when CPT codes are simpler to collect than billing data, or when there is a need to standardize cost estimates across data sources...
  26. ncbi Evaluation of activity-based costing versus resource-based relative value costing
    Mark F Berlin
    Carle Clinic, 602 West University Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 19:219-27. 2004
    ..A comparison of the results will be provided...
  27. ncbi Selecting managed care plans: getting the most for your practice through the use of evaluation tools
    Harvey Susnick
    Berdon LLP, and Berdon Healthcare Consulting LLC, One Jericho Plaza, Jericho, NY 11753, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 19:179-81. 2004
  28. ncbi Update on codes and reimbursements for GI practice
    Elizabeth Adams
    AGA National Office, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 1:237-9. 2003
  29. ncbi Unsustainable growth rate: physician perspective
    Todd Dorman
    Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:S78-81. 2006
    ..To describe the sustainable growth rate history and calculations and why the present approach is not sustainable...
  30. ncbi A tale of 2 illnesses
    Charles R Meyer
    Minn Med 87:16-9, 54. 2004
  31. ncbi Measuring nurse practitioner productivity
    Jacqueline Rhoads
    Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Nursing, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Dermatol Nurs 18:32-4, 37-8. 2006
    ..Information to acquaint NPs with key aspects of recording productivity and ways NPs can organize productivity data within their practice to determine worth of service are presented...
  32. ncbi Medicare physician payment: practice expense
    A Clinton MacKinney
    Rural Policy Brief 8:1-8. 2003
  33. ncbi Understanding when to use the new patient E/M codes
    Emily Hill
    Fam Pract Manag 10:33-6. 2003
  34. ncbi Turn your fee schedule into a valuable management tool
    Michael C Joyce
    Joyce and Associates, 307 W Ivanhoe, Gilbert, AZ 85233, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 19:5-9. 2003
    ....
  35. ncbi Multispecialty physician practices: fixed and variable costs, and economies of scale
    Thomas P Weil
    Health and Hospital Services, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 25:70-7. 2002
    ....
  36. ncbi Relative value units and productivity: Part 2 of 4
    Kathryn P Glass
    MGMA Center for Research, 104 Inverness Terrace East, Englewood, CO 80112, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 17:285-90. 2002
    ....
  37. ncbi It took two decades for private payor contracts to erode the bottom line: plan on a 2+ year comeback-here's how, Part III
    Penny Noyes
    Health Business Navigators, 1711 Destiny Lane, Suite 101, Bowling Green, KY 42104, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 24:44-9. 2008
    ....
  38. pmc Multifactor productivity in health care
    John A Poisal
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD 21244 1850, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 29:1-4. 2007
    ....
  39. pmc Productivity adjustment in the Medicare physician fee schedule update
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 29:5-14. 2007
    ..This article also shows productivity changes varied widely across manufacturing industries, so that the use of an average across the economy or even across service industries could have substantial error for physician services...
  40. ncbi Cost accounting: making your practice stronger and more efficient
    Harvey Susnick
    Berdon Healthcare Consulting LLC, One Jericho Plaza, Jericho, NY 11753, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 20:185-7. 2005
  41. doi The global surgical package--let's get the facts straight
    Charles Mabry
    J Trauma 64:385-7; discussion 388-9. 2008
  42. ncbi Measuring the academic radiologist's clinical productivity: applying RVU adjustment factors
    R L Arenson
    Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco 94143-0628, USA
    Acad Radiol 8:533-40. 2001
    ..The new adjusted workload RVUs allow comparison of radiologists' workload across subspecialties...
  43. ncbi Fee schedule analysis
    Frank D Cohen
    Medical Information Technology Systems, CPA Health Partners, Clearwater, Florida, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 23:115-8. 2007
    ..Through the application of basic business techniques, every practice has the ability to develop and maintain a fee schedule that will meet or exceed its financial needs...
  44. ncbi When submitting claims, listing RVUs in the incorrect order might lower your reimbursement
    Steven F Isenberg
    Ear Nose Throat J 86:550. 2007
  45. ncbi Resource-based relative value units: a primer for academic family physicians
    Sarah E Johnson
    Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Fam Med 34:172-6. 2002
    ..Rapid changes in health care make comparisons to work done 2 decades ago difficult. Understanding the strengths and limitations of RVUs as they apply to family physicians is fundamental to safeguarding the role of primary care...
  46. ncbi Don't be demoralized ... analyze. Examine revenue to improve your health plan contracting efforts
    Patrick Curran
    Physician Resource Northwest LLC, Portland, Ore, USA
    MGMA Connex 2:40-3. 2002
  47. ncbi Medicare's "Global" terrorism: where is the pay for performance?
    R Lawrence Reed
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Burns, Department of Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA
    J Trauma 64:374-83; discussion 383-4. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that these global package component valuations were often lower than comparable evaluation and management (E&M) services and that billing for E&M services instead of the operation could often be more profitable...
  48. ncbi Revising Medicare's physician fee schedule--much activity, little change
    Paul B Ginsburg
    Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:1201-3. 2007
  49. ncbi Pay for reporting: the 2007 1.5% Medicare bonus
    Betsy Nicoletti
    J Med Pract Manage 22:348-9. 2007
  50. ncbi Physician services in an academic neurology department: using the resource-based relative-value scale to examine physician activities
    E R Becker
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Health Care Finance 27:79-91. 2001
    ..Using the physician work relative values in the MFS provides a unique perspective for analyzing and understanding neurologists' work activities...
  51. ncbi How do your fees mesh?
    Dorothy L Pennachio
    Med Econ 81:26-30. 2004
  52. ncbi [Methods and Applications to estimate the conversion factor of Resource-Based Relative Value Scale for nurse-midwife's delivery service in the national health insurance]
    Jinhyun Kim
    Seoul National University, Korea
    J Korean Acad Nurs 39:574-83. 2009
    ..This paper analyzed alternative methods of calculating the conversion factor for nurse-midwife's delivery services in the national health insurance and estimated the optimal reimbursement level for the services...
  53. ncbi Comparing the cost-effectiveness of the triple test score to traditional methods for evaluating palpable breast masses
    Arden M Morris
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Med Care 41:962-71. 2003
    ..The triple test score (TTS) integrates physical examination, mammography, and fine needle aspiration in the initial evaluation, limiting open biopsy...
  54. ncbi A decision analysis of treatments for nonobstructive azoospermia associated with varicocele
    Richard Lee
    James Buchanan Brady Foundation, Department of Urology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 525 E 68th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Fertil Steril 92:188-96. 2009
    ....
  55. ncbi A decision analysis of treatments for obstructive azoospermia
    R Lee
    James Buchanan Brady Foundation, Department of Urology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 525 E 68th St, Starr 900, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Hum Reprod 23:2043-9. 2008
    ..We examined the cost-effectiveness of these treatments...
  56. ncbi Detecting occult malignancy in prophylactic mastectomy: preoperative MRI versus sentinel lymph node biopsy
    Dalliah Black
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Yawkey Building, 7th Floor, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:2477-84. 2007
    ..Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) allows intraoperative staging and axillary dissection during the same operation. We determined the efficacy and cost of MRI and/or SLNB in managing high-risk PM patients...
  57. ncbi Patient preferences for anesthesia outcomes associated with cesarean delivery
    Brendan Carvalho
    Department of Anesthesia, H3580, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Anesth Analg 101:1182-7, table of contents. 2005
    ..for importance of specific intraoperative and postoperative anesthesia outcomes using priority ranking and relative value scales. We also explored patients' fears, concerns, and tolerance regarding CS and analgesics...
  58. ncbi Estimating nurses' workload using the Diagnosis Procedure Combination in Japan
    Y Kamijo
    Division of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan
    Int Nurs Rev 55:281-7. 2008
    ..To examine the methods used to estimate nurse staffing levels in acute care settings with Diagnosis Related Groups, which in Japan are called the Diagnosis Procedure Combination (DPC)...
  59. ncbi Dollars and sense. Is there a better way to determine private surgical fees in New Zealand?
    Paul Brown
    Centre for Health Services Research and Policy, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 118:U1753. 2005
    ..Due to concerns such a market does not exist, other countries have adopted Relative Value Scales (RVS) to estimate a fair reimbursement level for different procedures...
  60. ncbi The value of your time: evaluation of effects of changes in medicare reimbursement rates on the practice of urology
    Yair Lotan
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    J Urol 172:1958-62. 2004
    ..We studied the effect of these changes on hourly reimbursement rates for various services provided by urologists...
  61. ncbi Should dental hygienists replace dental directors in screening high-needs children?
    Elizabeth Rolland
    Public Health Research, Education and Development PHRED Program, The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health Unit, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    J Dent Hyg 79:11. 2005
    ..The purpose of this research was to determine whether dental hygienists are as effective as dental directors in screening high-needs children who require emergency care...
  62. ncbi Practice re-engineering through the use of benchmarks: Part II
    Mary J Witt
    Camden Group, 100 N Sepulveda, Suite 600, El Segundo, CA 90245, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 17:237-42. 2002
    ..Part II identifies key indicators to measure performance and explains how to integrate their use into the practice's daily operations...
  63. ncbi The signs are certain
    Jim Rohack
    AMA Board of Trustees
    Tex Med 101:13-4. 2005
  64. ncbi Measuring and managing radiologist workload: application of lean and constraint theories and production planning principles to planning radiology services in a major tertiary hospital
    Sharyn L S MacDonald
    Radiology Department, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand
    J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol 57:544-50. 2013
    ....
  65. ncbi [Validation of the Arabic Version of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale: Multicentre study]
    M Riachy
    Service de pneumologie et de réanimation médicale, Hotel Dieu de France, Rue Alfred Naccache, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
    Rev Mal Respir 29:697-704. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to develop an Arabic version of ESS (AESS) and to investigate its reliability and the validity...
  66. ncbi Application of total care time and payment per unit time model for physician reimbursement for common general surgery operations
    Abhishek Chatterjee
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth, NH, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:937-42. 2012
    ..We aimed to compare common general surgery operations by using the total care time and payment per unit time method in order to demonstrate a more objective measurement for physician reimbursement...
  67. ncbi Bon Secours bounces back. System gets back to basics and soothes rating agency
    Melanie Evans
    Mod Healthc 35:17. 2005
  68. ncbi [Outlier cases in surgical disciplines. Micro-economic and macro-economic problems]
    A Tecklenburg
    Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, OE 1110, Carl Neuberg Str 1, 30625, Hannover
    Chirurg 80:768-72. 2009
    ..To achieve this it is necessary to systematically analyze the extremely cost-intensive cases by experts of different medical disciplines to create a data basis for a proposal of a cost-covering payment...
  69. pmc Impact of resource-based practice expenses on the Medicare physician volume
    Stephanie Maxwell
    Urban Institute, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 29:65-79. 2007
    ..Service quantity and mix remained the largest source of growth in total RVU volume...
  70. ncbi Monitoring changes in individual surgeon's workloads using anesthesia data
    Franklin Dexter
    Division of Management Consulting, Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, 6JCP, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Can J Anaesth 59:571-7. 2012
    ..We investigated whether changes in the number of cases performed by surgeons can be used as an appropriate surrogate for anesthesia departments' billed units...
  71. ncbi [Development of a resource-based relative value scale and its conversion factor for advanced nursing practices in the national health insurance]
    Jin Hyun Kim
    College of Nursing, Seoul National University, and Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Acad Nurs 41:302-12. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop a resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS) and its conversion factor for advanced nursing practices carried out by critical care nurse practitioners (CCNP) in intensive care units...
  72. ncbi Value of trainees in a radiology department. A retrospective semi-quantitative analysis
    V Vardhanabhuti
    Department of Radiology, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, Devon, UK
    Clin Radiol 66:629-38. 2011
    ..To examine the productivity (both economic and otherwise) of trainees within a radiology department at our institution...
  73. ncbi Use of physicians' services for Medicare beneficiaries
    William L Rich
    N Engl J Med 357:617; author reply 618-9. 2007
  74. ncbi On the modelling and estimation of attribute rankings with ties in the Thurstonian framework
    Wai Yin Poon
    Department of Statistics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Br J Math Stat Psychol 62:507-27. 2009
    ..The approach is examined numerically by means of an artificial example and a simulation study and is applied to a study of attribute assessment...
  75. ncbi The cost of intraoperative plastic surgery education
    Sarah E Sasor
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana Electronic address
    J Surg Educ 70:655-9. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine the opportunity cost to the attending surgeon for intraoperative teaching during index plastic surgery cases...
  76. ncbi [Evaluating physician's work; lessons from U.S. resource-based relative value system]
    Hideki Hashimoto
    Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    Nihon Geka Gakkai Zasshi 106:258-62. 2005
  77. ncbi [Inpatient nursing--4: Decentralized unbiased bargaining for equal reimbursement status]
    Dirk Meyer
    Inst für Wirtschaftspolitik, Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg
    Pflege Z 57:790-1. 2004
  78. ncbi Beware of payment schemes and bad advice
    David E Rogers
    Tex Med 98:11-2. 2002
  79. ncbi Using FTE and RVU performance measures to assess financial viability of academic nurse-managed centers
    Susan Vonderheid
    University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA
    Nurs Econ 22:124-34, 107. 2004
    ..Using a variety of financial performance measures to inform decision making will aid ANMCs in keeping their doors open for business...
  80. pmc Quantifying physician teaching productivity using clinical relative value units
    M M Yeh
    Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 14:617-21. 1999
    ..CONCLUSIONS: We describe an easily customizable method of quantifying physician teaching productivity in terms of clinical RVUs. This system allows equitable recognition of physician efforts in both the educational and clinical arenas...
  81. pmc Comparison of alternative weight recalibration methods for diagnosis-related groups
    J R Rogowski
    RAND Corporation, Washington, DC 20037
    Health Care Financ Rev 12:87-101. 1990
    ..At the provider level, charge weights result in higher payments to large urban hospitals and teaching hospitals, relative to cost weights...
  82. ncbi Pay equity and nursing in Ontario: ten years later
    R S Schreiber
    School of Nursing, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Int Nurs Rev 47:97-105. 2000
    ..In addition, we highlight lessons that can be learned from the Ontario experience...
  83. ncbi Measuring physicians' productivity in a Veterans' Affairs Medical Center
    David L Coleman
    Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Acad Med 78:682-9. 2003
    ....
  84. ncbi Optimizing capacity: the key to managed care success
    T M Raczak
    MedComp, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, USA
    Med Group Manage J 45:32-6. 1998
    ..Capacity analysis can give physicians an accurate comparative view of their practice and help leaders make well-reasoned management decisions. Examples are included...
  85. ncbi How well is it working? Medicare's formula has revolutionized the way you're paid, and not just by the feds. We took a look at the pros and cons 10 years after its birth
    Wayne J Guglielmo
    Med Econ 79:69-70, 73. 2002
  86. ncbi Percentage of reimbursement per CPT code
    Steven F Isenberg
    Ear Nose Throat J 83:612. 2004
  87. ncbi The movement toward vertically integrated regional health systems
    F K Ackerman
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
    Health Care Manage Rev 17:81-8. 1992
    ..However, in order for these systems to be successful, they must first overcome several imposing barriers...
  88. ncbi Practice management performance indicators in academic radiology departments
    Silvia Ondategui-Parra
    Radiology Management Group, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Radiology 233:716-22. 2004
    ..To determine the management performance indicators most frequently utilized in academic radiology departments in the United States...
  89. ncbi Rural-urban differences in health risks, resource use and expenditures within three state medicaid programs: implications for medicaid managed care
    Janet M Bronstein
    University of Alabama School of Public Health, Birmingham 35294 0022, USA
    J Rural Health 18:38-48. 2002
    ..Capitation rates based on historical per enrollee expenditures would not appear to under-reimburse managed care organizations for the care of rural as opposed to urban residents in the study states...
  90. ncbi Comprehensive review of the limitations of relative value unit measurements of productivity in academic departments
    Theodore J Dubinsky
    University of Washington Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Ultrasound Q 29:97-102. 2013
    ..This article presents a history of the "relative value unit" and discusses the valuation of radiologist/sonologist productivity in this era of ubiquitous high-technology implementation...
  91. ncbi Use of helical computed tomography for imaging the pediatric cervical spine
    Kathleen M Adelgais
    Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84102, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 11:228-36. 2004
    ..To determine the differences in resource utilization and radiation exposure between conventional radiography (ConvRad) and helical computed tomography (HCT) when used to survey the pediatric cervical spine (CSp)...
  92. ncbi Tri-service optometry productivity findings and benchmark recommendation
    Andrew M Archila
    Clinical Administration, College of Optometry, State University of New York, 33 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, USA
    Mil Med 172:418-20. 2007
    ..The 2005 Tri-Service Relative Value Unit (RVU) Production for Optometric Services is examined and used as a basis to provide military leadership with a realistic, evidence-based benchmark recommendation...
  93. ncbi Owning the cost of emergency medicine: beyond 2%
    Michael H Lee
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, and the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI Electronic address
    Ann Emerg Med 62:498-505.e3. 2013
    ..We conclude by advocating for a strategy to demonstrate the value and strategic importance of emergency medicine rather than minimizing its role in national health care costs. ..
  94. ncbi Physician payment for 2007: a description of the process by which major changes in valuation of cardiothoracic surgical procedures occurred
    Peter K Smith
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:12-20. 2007
    ..This article recounts the innovative approach taken by the STS during these extended efforts...
  95. ncbi Reimbursement and costs of pediatric ambulatory diabetes care by using the resource-based relative value scale: is multidisciplinary care financially viable?
    Sanford M Melzer
    Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center and Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98105 0371, USA
    Pediatr Diabetes 5:133-42. 2004
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  96. pmc June happenings: significant for specialty?
    Paula Binder
    Ann Fam Med 4:467. 2006
  97. ncbi The resource-based relative value scale and neuroradiology: ASNR's history at the RUC
    William D Donovan
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The William W Backus Hospital, Norwich, CT 06360, USA
    Neuroimaging Clin N Am 22:421-36. 2012
    ..In recent years, governmental and RUC initiatives have created an unfavorable environment for neuroradiologists to maintain reimbursement levels seen previously...
  98. ncbi [Cost recovery for the treatment of retinal and vitreal diseases by pars plana vitrectomy under the German DRG system]
    C Framme
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Augenheilkunde, Klinikum der Universitat Regensburg, 93042, Regensburg
    Ophthalmologe 104:866-74. 2007
    ..It was the aim of this study to check the cost recovery at a University Eye Hospital for the surgical treatment of retinal and vitreal diseases by pars plana vitrectomy (ppV), which are included in DRGs C03Z and C17Z...
  99. ncbi Analysis and practical use: the Abt Study of Medical Physicist Work Values for Radiation Oncology Physics Services--round II
    Michael D Mills
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 2:782-9. 2005
    ..Special procedures now dominate radiation oncology, leading to the request for an updated work and staffing study for qualified medical physicists...
  100. ncbi An RBRVS approach to financial analysis in health care organizations
    T Rotarius
    Department of Health Professions, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA
    Health Care Manag (Frederick) 19:17-23. 2001
    Resource-based relative value scales (RBRVS) have altered the outpatient reimbursement system of America's health care system and established a method of standardization whereby the efficiency of medical practices of varying size and ..
  101. ncbi Characteristics and financial performance of a pediatric faculty inpatient attending service: a resource-based relative value scale analysis
    S M Melzer
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Pediatrics 108:79-84. 2001
    ..Inpatient services in similar payor environments with comparable expenses and staffed by faculty who care for fewer than 9 patients per day will not cover typical faculty salary costs and operating expenses...

Research Grants10

  1. NEUROSCIENCE OF HIV CONFERENCE
    Joseph Berger; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Dr. Brian Wigdahl, international co-chair of the ISNV, is a co-investigator on this grant. ..
  2. International Celiac Disease Symposium
    Peter Green; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Funding is crucial for the success of this meeting that will reshape the future of celiac disease both in this country and around the world. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  3. Strategies Against HPV Related Genital Diseases in Women
    Bradley Monk; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..It is expected that Dr. Monk will have obtained extramural funding for both his laboratory and clinical studies by the end of the period of support requested. ..
  4. HIV Neuroprotection Workshop
    Joseph Berger; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The proposed conference is the first of its kind to highlight neuroprotection in HIV CNS and PNS disorders. By coupling this meeting with the International Symposium on Neurovirology this synergy can be exploited. ..
  5. MR PREDICTORS OF RESPONSE TO HAART IN HIV DEMENTIA
    Joseph Berger; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..It will also open novel avenues for exploring the differential sensitivities of these pathways to HAART, and suggest unique therapeutic options. ..
  6. JCV Virus Expression in Oropharynx and HIV
    Joseph Berger; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This line of investigation would add credence to an oropharyngeal mechanism of JCV transmission and may ultimately lead to the clinical identification of an acute illness attributable to this pathogen. ..
  7. Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care.
    Dewey Scheid; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..By applying best practices research methods and taking into account the barriers that each provider faces in their unique practice setting, we hope to find new ways to improve colorectal cancer screening. ..
  8. Measurement & Use of Utilities in Ovarian Cancer CEA
    Deborah Dobrez; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. Outcomes of ICU Working Conditions
    Patricia Stone; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..In addition, obtaining NNIS and Medicare data creates an opportunity to explore the sensitivity and specificity of identifying NI through claims data. ..
  10. Targeting AKT as a novel therapy in pancreatic cancer
    Richard Bold; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These results will provide mechanistic as well as pre-clinical data in support of our hypothesis and will allow for the development of novel therapy of human pancreatic cancer. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..