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  1. Medicare's resource-based relative value scale fee schedule portends a gloomy future for trauma surgery. Discussion.

    Article, Congrès - En anglais

    American association for the surgery of trauma. Annual session. Louisville KY (USA), 1992/09/17.

    Medicare's resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS) fee schedule dramatically restructures physician reimbursement; providers of cognitive-based services are projected to gain at the expense of those with procedure-based services.

    In this study, we computed the impact of the new payment system for Medicare comparing trauma surgery to four other surgical specialties.

    Plastic surgery will see a 4% increase in revenue, but the other specialties will experience a cut (trauma, minus 14%; general, minus 4%; vascular, minus 5%; cardiothoracic, minus 10%). As expected, with the exception of plastic surgery, there was a decrease in procedure reimbursement (trauma, minus 13%; general, minus 12%; vascular, minus 8%; cardiothoracic, minus 10%).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Honoraires, Chirurgien, Soin, Homme, Assurance maladie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Fees, Surgeon, Care, Human, Health insurance

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0630343

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.