Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) February 06, 2013
AAPC (http://www.aapc.com), the leader in credentialing the business side of medicine, has launched a new online resource to calculate the work relative value units (RVUs) associated with a certain volume of CPT® or HCPCS codes. RVU values assigned by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) include a value for work, practice expense, and malpractice insurance, meant to value the cost of providing health care services. Different from the practice expense RVU or malpractice RVU, the work RVU is a constant value across specialties and geographic locations, providing a good standard for the value of work performed. Work RVUs are often used in provider compensation models where the intent is to pay the provider based on the amount of work performed, blind to the payer mix or amount of revenue generated.
“Practice managers need good data to make effective decisions,” said AAPC Vice President of Practice Management Dixon Davis, MBA, MHSA. “This tool was created to access work productivity information quickly and simply to facilitate effective analysis within a medical practice.”
Use the work RVU calculator online at http://www.aapc.com/practice-management/rvu-calculator.aspx.
AAPC (http://www.aapc.com) is the nation’s largest training and credentialing association for the business side of medicine, with more than 119,000 members representing physician offices, outpatient facilities, and payer environments. AAPC certifications validate the knowledge and expertise of health care professionals in disciplines including medical coding, auditing, compliance, and practice management. They include the industry-leading Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®), Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO™), and Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM®), along with more than 20 specialty-specific coding credentials. AAPC also provides a wide variety of continuing education, resources, and networking opportunities.