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Title
Medicare outpatient clinical laboratory services payments: relative value scale approach.
First Author
Gurny, Paul
Date of Pub
1986 Winter
Pages
45-52
Volume
8
Issue
2
Other Authors
Clopton, Thomas A
Abstract
The Health Care Financing Administration is in the process of designing a competitive bidding model for the purchase of outpatient clinical laboratory services. One segment of this process involves the development of a relative value scale (RVS). The RVS could be used as part of the bidding process and as the basis of payment. The RVS could also be used as the basis of a national fee schedule, as stipulated in the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984. Potential problems with the development of an RVS from local (carrier) fee schedules for outpatient clinical laboratory services were investigated.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Competitive Bidding : Fee Schedules : Financial Management : Reimbursement Mechanisms : Data Collection : Laboratory Techniques and Procedures/economics : Medicare/organization & administration : Statistics : United States : United States Health Care Financing Administration
NTIS Number
PB88-131586