Application of total care time and payment per unit time model for physician reimbursement for common general surgery operations.

BACKGROUND The relative value unit system relies on subjective measures of physician input in the care of patients. A payment per unit time model incorporates surgeon reimbursement to the total care time spent in the operating room, postoperative in-house, and clinic time to define payment per unit time. We aimed to compare common general surgery operations… CONTINUE READING