RVU Featured Content

October 29, 2010

Relative Value Units (RVUs) are a way for hospitals and physicians groups to calculate compensation for staff by using a set formula tied to various physician services. But how do you use RVUs? And why are they the preferred method of gauging productivity? Learn more here:


Tool: Calculate Your RVU Payment

Looking for a way to get a handle on Relative Value Units (RVUs) tied to Medicare payments or even use of RVUs in your own practice? Here's the formula Medicare uses to calculate payments for the services you provide.

 

Podcast: Measuring Productivity Through RVUs

Max Reiboldt, president and CEO of healthcare consulting firm The Coker Group, explains RVUs, their value over other productivity benchmarks, and how to tie them to compensation plans and the reporting process at your practice.

 

 Q&A: Making Sense of Productivity

Find out how the use of RVUs can impact your job and how practices are using it to capture the amount of work done in offices.

 

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