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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.
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Scale

The range of prices at which an underwriter offers to place with investors a serial bond, where the individual bonds have different maturities.
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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.
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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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For one, the RBRVS does not currently take into account the quality of services.
Under the RBRVS, one practice-expense RVU of any service is not equal to one practice-expense RVU of any other service or specialty.
Ultimately, results of this study can be used to develop a supplemental model of productivity assessment that focuses on SVAs by assigning a unit of measure to complement the RBRVS system.
The AMA and several national medical specialty societies created the AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC) to inject its expertise into the RBRVS payment system review process.
Conoley (2000) quantifies the productivity of radiologists using RBRVS units as a measure of output.
It uses the Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) (2) method to pay hospitals and a dual combination of the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) (3) and the Medicare Fee-for-Service Conversion Factor (CF) (4) methods to pay individual physicians.
The RBRVS pays physicians under part B of the Medicare Act based on their time and effort in providing services.
The introduction of resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS) as a cost accounting methodology for healthcare organizations gained acceptance in the mid- to late-1990s.
With the advent of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS), a new method for reimbursing professional health care services provides a non-monetary, uniform, objective method for tracking productivity (Glass & Anderson, 2002).
Payment for physician services relied on a resource-based relative value system (RBRVS) instead of the previous "usual, customary and reasonable" fee schedule.
(14) The conclusion of many economists that the traditional methods of reimbursing hospitals and physicians were inefficient and inequitable helped spark policy innovations such as Medicare's DRG (Diagnosis Related Groups) system for hospitals and the RBRVS (Resource Based Relative Value Scale) system for physician services.