Medicare RBRVS: The Physicians’ Guide 2016

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The 24th edition of Medicare RBRVS: The Physicians’ Guide 2016 provides the much-needed updated information on the new 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), payment rules, conversion factor, CPT and HCPCS RVUs, and GPCIs that affect the physician practice. This book is a must-have tool for physician practices because it offers invaluable insight and information needed to understand Medicare’s resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS) payment system, and to help physician practice establish physician charges and to calculate Medicare payment schedule.

  • 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

Additional information


Publication Date: March 2016
Size and Binding: Softbound, 8½" × 11", approx. 575 pages
ISBN: 978-1-62202-230-4
Price: $73.95