RVUs: The basics of physician compensation


Fundamentals to avoid costly mistakes in employment agreements.

Many doctors emerge from their medical training with little knowledge of what and how they are paid. It seems counterintuitive that, after such extensive education, physicians still need to learn about something so fundamental that will affect the rest of their professional lives.

In learning the business of medicine, physicians should start by gaining an understanding of their own compensation structure to avoid costly mistakes in their employment agreements.