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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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The resource-based relative value scale: toward the development of an alternative physician payment system.
In 1989, payment was "reformed" using the socialistic resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS).
Resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS) payment reform and other economic realities seem to intrude further on the time available outside of practice or personal demands.
For the fee-for-service providers, the resource-based relative value scale physician payment system should be expanded and revised until payments for procedures and high-technology medicine are reduced and migration of physicians into these specialties ends.
However, as of January 1, 1992, a resource-based relative value scale has been instituted, which pays doctors on the basis of the resources used for a particular service?
The Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) was adopted and will eventually serve as the basis of physician payments.
Medicare settled on the resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS) system that will be introduced throughout the United States over the next few years.
In my first installment addressing physician payment reform, ("Do These Guys Know Why They're Applauding," 16(2):25-26, March-April 1990), I questioned the rationality and fairness of the resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS) and suggested that it the potential to lower primary care physician income while not reducing the income of more procedurally oriented specialties.
Finally, beginning on January 1, 1992, Medicare will begin to phase in a comprehensive fee schedule for physician services based on a resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS).

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