Ophthalmology and the resource-based relative value fee scale.
The Medicare Resource-Based Relative Value Scale for ophthalmology has significantly reduced the level of reimbursement for surgical fees and only minimally increased evaluation and management fees.
Some observers have felt that the methods for determining fees were flawed, and, generally, practitioners have been concerned about a potential loss of income.
While reimbursement for individual services is being cut, prolections through 1996 indicate that ophthalmology, as a specialty, will receive 55% more funding due to historical trends and increasing ranks of providers.
This will translate into a more moderate global reduction in revenue of approximately 11%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Spécialité médicale, Economie santé, Ophtalmologie, Coût, Honoraires, Médecin, Chirurgien, Echelle evaluation, Etude comparative, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical specialty, Health economy, Ophthalmology, Costs, Fees, Physician, Surgeon, Evaluation scale, Comparative study, United States, North America, America, Human
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Cote : 93-0237975
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.