To do any kind of analysis of your practice's pricing requires working with the federally mandated RBRVS System. You either have to be a computer wiz, spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on software, or do it by hand. There is no easy solution.
If you search on-line hard enough, you can find some spreadsheet-based tools, use CMS's tool, or even use PCC's Pediatric RVU Calculator. Each of these methods has problems, however: the data is hard to follow, you can't change your own multiplier, you have a very limited CPT code set, it's difficult to get the data into a spreadsheet, or you have to be on-line, etc.
In an abundance of caution and, because in our unhappy experience, the American Medical Association interprets its rights (in our opinion) overly broadly, we built this new tool only for those of you who have a CPT license that allows for a use such as this. Five minutes of homework and you have a spreadsheet you can use at your leisure to check your pricing, measure productivity, or move your results as you see fit. Presuming that you are licensed to use the CPT codes and data from CMS (which most practicing physicians are), and your AMA or CMS license allows for this (consult your own attorney), simply follow the directions below and you're done!
Download the spreadsheet from the list below. You must choose the year you wish to examine, as each year has different values and will produce different results. You must right-click on the file to download it! Otherwise, the file will open in "Read Only" mode.
|2011 * NEW FEATURES||rvu-byo11.ods||rvu-byo11.xls|
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Repeat the same procedure above for the