BC Advantage - 2016 Issue 9

In a Value-Based Payment World, HCC is the new RVU

Before I was an independent healthcare consultant I was a medical practice executive for large health systems. From very early on, I quickly learned the importance of Relative Value Units (RVUs) in a Fee-For-Service world. An RVU is the numeric weight assigned to any CPT code, and often used as a metric for just about everything: physician productivity, operating costs, revenue projections, and physician compensation packages, to name a few. Readily published benchmarks indicated how well my group of providers were doing compared to their peers, and, best of all, this reliable metric was easily available within a couple...

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