Medicare RBRVS 2016: The Physicians' Guide

Medicare RBRVS 2016: The Physicians' Guide

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AMA's Medicare RBRVS: The Physicians' Guide 2016provides health care professionals with a concise, authoritative text on Medicare's RBRVS system. This invaluable reference provides the insights, tools and tables needed to understand the RBRVS system.

Uses

The 25th edition of this fundamental resource helps health care professionals gain a complete understanding of all of the ins and outs of Medicare's RBRVS payment system and how to calculate payment schedules conveniently and accurately. AMA's Medicare RBRVS: The Physicians' Guide 2016 is a must-have for health care professionals everywhere. This concise, authoritative text provides detailed background information, and explains all features of the physician payment system as well as important 2016 updates.

This invaluable reference answers your questions and gives you everything you need to successfully navigate the RBRVS system to effectively calculate and process payments for your practice. In addition, the guide contains detailed discussions regarding the use of RBRVS by Medicare and the private sector and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services adoption of the Physician Practice Information Survey Data and other Practice Expense Methodology changes.

Other important areas covered in Medicare RBRVS: The Physicians' Guide 2016:

  • Complete details on the RBRVS system, including an in-depth explanation on the key components and operation of the payment system, geographic adjustments, conversion factors and limits on physician charges
  • The latest information on new payment rules that take effect in 2016 and how they affect your practice
  • Payment rules and relative values for 2016 CPT® codes
  • Updated payment policies, payment calculations and information on appropriate use of modifiers
  • An in-depth explanation on the key components and operation of the payment system, geographic adjustments, conversion factors, and limits on physician charges
  • Easy-to-use tables and other tools necessary to calculate the Medicare payment schedule, including 2016 relative value units (RVUs) and payment policy indicators for each physician's service and geographic practice cost indexes (GPCIs) for each Medicare payment locality

Features

With AMA's Medicare RBRVS: The Physicians' Guide 2016, you'll have the authoritative guide and reference for Medicare's RBRVS payment system, including:

  • Updated Medicare PFS, payment rules, and conversion factor — covers new payment rules that take effect in 2016
  • CPT coding changes for 2016 and updated RVUs for 2016 CPT® codes
  • Calculate and establish physician charges using RBRVS relative values
  • Calculate Medicare PFS— with updated payment policies, payment calculations and information on appropriate use of CPT modifiers
  • Critical insight into the RBRVS system — detailed background information on the RBRVS system, an in-depth explanation on the key components and operation of the payment system, geographic adjustments, conversion factors and limits on physician charges
  • List of RVUs for CPT- and HCPCS-coded procedures and services
  • List of RVUs for anesthesiology services
  • List of geographic practice cost indices (GPCIs; pronounced as "gypsies") for each for each Medicare payment locality: Physician Work; Practice Expense; and Malpractice Insurance
  • Calculate MPFS with every element of the 2016 RVUs: Physician Work; Practice Expense (Facility and Nonfacility); Professional Liability Insurance
  • Detailed discussion — covers the use of the RBRVS by Medicare and the private sector, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' adoption of the Physician Practice Information Survey Data and other Practice Expense Methodology changes