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Relative Value Units and the Measurement of Physician Performance

Relative Value Units and the Measurement of Physician Performance This Viewpoint argues for separation of physician performance measurement from RVU production as a means to refocus physicians away from billing toward patient-centered values that could improve patients’ experience, reduce potential harms from the overtreatment that RVUs incentivize, and improve physicians’ work life and satisfaction. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Relative Value Units and the Measurement of Physician Performance

JAMA , Volume 322 (12) – Sep 24, 2019

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2019 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2019.11163
Publisher site
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Abstract

This Viewpoint argues for separation of physician performance measurement from RVU production as a means to refocus physicians away from billing toward patient-centered values that could improve patients’ experience, reduce potential harms from the overtreatment that RVUs incentivize, and improve physicians’ work life and satisfaction.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 24, 2019

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