Impact of Resource-Based Practice Expenses on the Medicare Physician Volume
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In 1999, Medicare implemented a resource-based relative value unit (RVU) system for physician practice expense payments, and
increased the number of services for which practice expense payments differ by site. Using 1998-2004 data, we examined RVU
growth and decomposed that growth into resource-based RVUs, site of service, and service quantity and mix.