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Title
Practice expenses in the MFS (Medicare fee schedule): the service-class approach.
First Author
Latimer, Eric A
Date of Pub
1995 Spring
Pages
197-211
Volume
16
Issue
3
Other Authors
Kane, Nancy M
Abstract
The practice expense component of the Medicare fee schedule (MFS), which is currently based on historical charges and rewards physician procedures at the expense of cognitive services, is due to be changed by January 1, 1998. The Physician Payment Review Commission (PPRC) and others have proposed microcosting direct costs and allocating all indirect costs on a common basis, such as physician time or work plus direct costs. Without altering the treatment of direct costs, the service-class approach disaggregates indirect costs into six practice function costs. The practice function costs are then allocated to classes of services using cost-accounting and statistical methods. This approach would make the practice expense component more resource-based than other proposed alternatives.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Relative Value Scales : Cost Allocation : Data Collection : Fee Schedules/legislation & jurisprudence/statistics & numerical data : Medicare Part B/legislation & jurisprudence : Practice Management, Medical/economics/statistics & numerical data : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB96-139530