Physician services in an academic neurology department: using the resource-based relative-value scale to examine physician activities.

@article{Becker2001PhysicianSI,
  title={Physician services in an academic neurology department: using the resource-based relative-value scale to examine physician activities.},
  author={Edmund R. Becker and Kathryn V. Hall},
  journal={Journal of health care finance},
  year={2001},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={
          79-91
        }
}
The inability of physician managers and decision makers to critically analyze the resource utilization of physicians has hindered a more comprehensive understanding of the role of neurologists in the patterns and organization of medical practice. This article outlines an approach for using the physician work relative value units (RVUs) in the Medicare Fee Schedule (MFS) to address this problem and profile physician clinical activities in a comparative manner. These techniques are then used to… CONTINUE READING

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