The resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS) was introduced in 1992 by Medicare for payments to physicians.
This replaced the previous system based on the physician's customary, prevailing, and reasonable (CPR) charges.
This paper analyzes the RBRVS from two perspectives : (1) the economic logic of the system and (2) how it functions differently from the CPR system in practice.
As a social pricing system, it can make sense under certain conditions.
However, when we provied a test for a New York plastic surgeon of the alleged underpricing of evaluative relative to procedural services under CPR, we found evidence to the contrary.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Assurance maladie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude comparative, Homme, Système CPR, Système RBRVS
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Health insurance, United States, North America, America, Comparative study, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0387859
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 12/09/1997.