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Medicare Physician Payment Policy and the Rural Perspective: Final Report for the Project (November 2008)

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This report describes how changes in Medicare payment policies on the revenue of rural physician practices potentially affect physician decisions regarding rural practice. It discusses the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) as the foundation for the Medicare physician payment system and its importance to policymakers in addressing shortages of rural physician practices. The report includes tables and references.

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Inventory Code: ORHP00436
Year: 2008
Language: English
Size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Length: 10 pp.
Audience: Professionals, Researchers
Publication Type: Report
Author(s): A. Clinton MacKinney, MD, MS; Keith J. Mueller, PhD; Timothy D. McBride, PhD
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