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Scale

Payment of different rates of interest on CDs of varying maturities. A bank is said to "post a scale." Commercial paper dealers also post scales.

Scale

The range of prices at which an underwriter offers to place with investors a serial bond, where the individual bonds have different maturities.

scale

The schedule of yields (or prices) at which a serial bond issue is offered to the public by the underwriter. The schedule reflects yields at the various maturities being offered. Also called offering scale. See also inverted scale, preliminary scale.

scale

The relationship between measurements on a plan or map and the dimensions of the physical object represented.One inch might represent 10 feet or 10 miles.Topographic maps contain two scales,one for distance and one for change in elevation.

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Acceptance of the RBRVS transfers the onus of inadequate coverage to the physician, who is easily portrayed as a capitalistic gouger.
William Hsiao's seminar RBRVS research was conducted in 1985, published in 1988, adopted into the Medicare payment schedule in 1989, and took effect on January 1, 1992.
Unlike other relative value scales, RBRVS ignores historical charges and includes factors such as time, effort, technical skill, practice cost, and training cost.
Finally, BONUS (which is not a component of a "pure" RBRVS system) reflects the percentage increase in fees paid to generalist physicians practicing in designated underserved areas under the Medicare Incentive Payment Program.
In all five states that adopted a low-multiple RBRVS fee schedule (109% to 125% of Medicare) there was a markedly low rate of neurologist and orthopaedic participation in workers' compensation (9% to 27% for neurologists, 23% to 46% for orthopaedists); where data exist for participation rates prior the adoption of the RBRVS fee schedule, participation rates fell by more than 50%.
In the 1980s, Medicare began contracting with health plans that were at risk and introduced the PPS and RBRVS.
In essence, the offset assumes that doctors who stand to lose money under RBRVS will protect their incomes by boosting the volume of services they deliver.
Individual physician-specific detail (for full-time physicians only) is provided on annual production (including gross charges, ambulatory encounters, RBRVS units), specialty type, gender, years in specialty, and percent of total professional hours spent in direct patient care.
The new RBRVS (Resource-Based Relative Value Scale) designed to reward primary care physicians met the same fate.
If the cuts are so significant that the RBRVS doesn't have an impact, we would be very concerned about that.
5) Given that RBRVS was developed at Harvard University, and the PROMETHEUS ECR was made in the image of RBRVS, favorable assessment by such evaluators seems assured.