Today, the Hsiao Resource-Based Relative Value Scale
and CPT codings are dictating the distribution of the physician component of capitation payments.
Resource-based relative value scale
(RBRVS) payment reform and other economic realities seem to intrude further on the time available outside of practice or personal demands.
For the fee-for-service providers, the resource-based relative value scale
physician payment system should be expanded and revised until payments for procedures and high-technology medicine are reduced and migration of physicians into these specialties ends.
However, as of January 1, 1992, a resource-based relative value scale
has been instituted, which pays doctors on the basis of the resources used for a particular service?
The Resource-Based Relative Value Scale
(RBRVS) was adopted and will eventually serve as the basis of physician payments.
Medicare settled on the resource-based relative value scale
(RBRVS) system that will be introduced throughout the United States over the next few years.