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Title
Diffusion of Medicare's RBRVS and related physician payment policies.
First Author
McCormack, Lauren A
Date of Pub
1994 Winter
Pages
159-173
Volume
16
Issue
2
Other Authors
Burge, Russel T
Abstract
In 1992, Medicare reformed its physician payment method by implementing the Medicare fee schedule (MFS), of which the resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS) is a major component. Using a recent survey and case studies, we examine the diffusion of Medicare's RBRVS to non-Medicare payers and how those payers use and perceive the RBRVS and MFS policies. We find that approximately one-third of payers that participated in the survey have adopted RBRVS-based payment systems in varying degrees while another 40 percent were seriously considering its adoption. Prospects for expanded use of Medicare's RBRVS appear favorable.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Diffusion of Innovation : Fee Schedules : Relative Value Scales : Cost-Benefit Analysis : Health Services Research : Insurance, Physician Services/statistics & numerical data/trends : Medicare Part B/organization & administration : Questionnaires : Reimbursement Mechanisms/trends : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB99-106486