Medicare outpatient clinical laboratory services payments: relative value scale approach.
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Clopton, Thomas A
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.
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