Relative value units and productivity: Part 2 of 4.

  title={Relative value units and productivity: Part 2 of 4.},
  author={Kathryn P Glass and Jeffery R Anderson},
  journal={The Journal of medical practice management : MPM},
  volume={17 6},
The initial article in this series (Volume 17, No. 5: 225-228) discussed relative value unit (RVU) basics and touched on some of the more practical applications of RVUs for managing a medical practice. This article addresses how RVUs differ from encounters and fees in terms of measuring provider productivity and resource consumption. RVUs empower practice administrators to objectively measure and quantify a medical practice's physician productivity and performance data versus traditional… CONTINUE READING