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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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Medicare pays for physician services on a fee-for-service basis using a combination of RBRVS weights for each medical procedure, and the single national base rate for physician services, called the CF.
Judge Politan did try to "flush out" the intent of the suit as a means for me to charge more than the limiting charges of the Medicare RBRVS schedule.
Thus, what started 83 years ago as a 50-cent-per-month insurance plan for Dallas teachers grew to the 1992 Medicare Payment Reform program with implementation of the RBRVS.
The RBRVS system included a mechanism, known as the volume performance standard, aimed at preventing doctors from gaming the standardized payments by increasing the number of cases they processed.
Controls put into place by the federal government--prospective, payment for hospitals and RBRVS for doctors--helped a little, but inflation broke through even these draconian measures.
Health economist Daniel Dunn, who helped develop the RBRVS,[48] was invited to participate.
To control for differential impacts of the RBRVS reform across these areas, a locality-level fee schedule impact variable was included (Office of the Actuary HCFA).
The RBRVS assigns a relative value to each CPT code (Buppert, 1999).
The RBRVS is based on a relative value of resources that would typically be expended to provide a medical service, i.
In general, the articles deliberate payment issues, explain the medical marketplace, critique Hsiao's work, project the impact of implementing the RBRVS and offer alternative proposals.
Doctors may thus find themselves in the unusual position of supporting a Stark proposal, this time one that offers a legislative remedy to the perceived RBRVS flaws.