2010 MPFS Proposed Rule: Practice Expenses RVUs

July 4th, 2009 | Income Approach & Methods | Market Approach | Medicare | Regulatory Matters

These proposed changes are pretty astounding and I wonder whether the intense lobbying by specialty societies before the release of the Final Rule in early November will leave them in place. There are truly dramatic reductions in the Practice Expense component for specialties including Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. Because RVU changes are required to be revenue neutral, these decreases are offset by not quite as dramatic increases for Ophthalmology, Optometry, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and (surprise) Physical Therapy.

The data-file in the link below was exported to excel from the Proposed Rule using Adobe and then converted to pdf. I've highlighted the larger increases in yellow and the decreases in red.

Download Highlight 2010 MPFS Proposed Rule RVU Changes_0709

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