Medicare schedule has foothold in the future

Miller, Julie
November 2013
Managed Healthcare Executive;Nov2013, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p34
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The article offers information related to the future reimbursement methodology of the U.S. Medicare. It informs that the methodology will includes more innovative payment models, but they are unlikely to supplant Medicare's Resource Based relative Value Scale (RBRVS), which has been an industry standard for physician payment since 1992.


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