Work RVU compensation formulas and surgery modifiers: To discount RVUs or not

Orthopaedics Today – September 2017
by Sarah Wiskerchen

In hospital employment settings, as well as large groups, work relative value unit-based compensation agreements and formulas are often standard. Understanding how work relative value units are credited is an essential element of creating or negotiating relative value unit-based compensation. Our firm has found there is no
single method applied within physician organizations that use relative value unit-based compensation. This article explains why some work relative value unit reductions make sense and others should be carefully addressed with administrators.

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