Medicare RBRVS: The Physicians' Guide
Medicare reimburses physicians' services based on the RBRVS (Resource-Based Relative Value Scale), in which payments for services are determined by the resource costs needed to provide them. The cost of providing each service is divided into three components: physician work, practice expense, and professional liability insurance. The Medicare program applies the same payment schedule to every physician's service and every physician, with the exception of anesthesiologists.
Medicare RBRVS: The Physicians' Guide. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, c1993-
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