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2018 GPCI Analysis – Get it here first!

The 2018 RBRVS Final Rules got published last month, so we can start to pick apart the results and make some predictions.  It’s not all set in stone, but I can start with the geographic comparisons today and then move into what I think the global impact of the RVU updates will be for independent …

2017 GPCI Comparison for RBRVS

Every year, I do a quick analysis of the GPCI adjustments released by CMS, this year is no different. The purpose here is to see how large the adjustments are for each locality and compare the results to last year in order to see what the Feds think is happening in your town (or elsewhere). …

2014 GPCI Analysis

It what has become a (nearly) annual tradition – check out 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 –  it’s time to see what the new GPCI adjustments have in store for us this year.  What’s a GPCI (pronounced “Gypsie”), you ask?  It’s the geographical adjustment made to each and every RVU based on where you practice.  You …

Free RBRVS Calculator for 2013

Welcome to the free 2013 RBRVS Calculator.  As you may know, the AMA won’t let anyone provide a free RVU calculator that includes CPT codes due to their CPT copyrights. In an abundance of caution and, because in our unhappy experience, the AMA interprets its rights (in our opinion) overly broadly, we created this tool …

2012 RBRVS Calculator Updated

The free RBRVS calculator has been updated for the 2012 Revised CPT data, which includes a return of the 1.000 GPCI floor, some updated codes, and an increase to the new CF. You can see it all here.

2012 96110 Update – Good News [Update]

It looks like your hard work paid off!  From a CMS bulletin dated 12/29/2011: This change resulted in many questions and potentially unintended consequences for other payers. We want to be clear that Medicaid and other private payers will be able to continue to use code 96110 even though it is a statutorily non-covered service …

2012 Free RBRVS Calculator [Updated 01/19/12]

[Updated for 2013!] [Updated on 10/11/12 to reflect the Revised RVU release.]  Welcome to the free 2012 RBRVS Calculator.  Please note that this is in BETA, as it refers to an annual conversion factor of $24.60. Past experience suggests that this number will change sometime between now (12/8/11) and March, 2012. As you may know, …

2012 RBRVS GPCI Comparison Guide

With the announcement that the AAP has updated its RBRVS guide for 2012, I guess I have to get off my duff and work on the 2012 RVUs. Part 1: My annual  GPCI comparison.  AFAIK, this is still the only place where anyone actually breaks down the GPCI changes from year to year.  While some …

Building Your Own RVU Calculator Gets Cooler for 2011

I know it’s overdue, but it’s worth the wait. Introducing the 2011 BYORVUC – or, the “2011 Build Your Own RVU Calculator.”  As you may know, the AMA won’t let anyone provide a free RVU calculator due to their CPT copyrights.  In an abundance of caution and, because in our unhappy experience, the American Medical Association interprets …

2011 Immunization Admin Letter for Payors

I could probably publish a full-time blog just on the materials that The Verden Group produces. The latest comes from an effort on SOAPM to construct a letter that every pediatric practice should send to ever payor to which it submits claims in order to jump start the process of finding out how imms admin …