Practice Options: RVUs in Production-Based Compensation

AAPC Physician Services’ Vice President of Business Development Dixon Davis, MBA, MHSA, recently presented a podcast for Practice Options, in which he explained relative value units (RVUs) and highlighted several considerations for their use.

“An RVU is a value that’s assigned by CMS to each CPT code, and represents the cost for providing a service,” he says. “An RVU is made up of three components: there’s a physician work RVU, there’s a practice expense component, and then there’s a malpractice component of that RVU.”

Listen to the archived podcast.


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