Physician Payment Topics
Physician payment issues
In 1992, the federal government established a standardized Medicare physician payment schedule based on a resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS). Under this scale, physician service payments are calculated based upon the cost of the service provided as divided into three components: physician work, practice expense and professional liability insurance. Visit the following resources for additional information.
Council on Medical Service (CMS) reports related to hospitals and hospital-based services.
Private sector physician payment issues and resources.
Litigation Center cases regarding payment issues for physicians.