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Free 2016 RVU Calculator

Welcome to the free 2016 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 …

Free RVU Calculator 2014

Welcome to the free 2014 RBRVS Calculator.  [updated 01/17 for Excel] 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, …

2014 Pediatric RVU Comparison

I unveiled the beta version of the 2014 RVU Calculator at this weekend’s well attended (and received!) PMI conference and it seems to be in good shape, but I want to do just a little more testing before I release it here. Perhaps Wednesday. In the meantime, I was able to use the tool to …

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 …

Pediatricians: Participate in the RUC [Updated 06/26/12]

Over the last few years, pediatricians have gained a lot of ground in the RVU arena – I have documented many of the changes, as you know.  Although it sometimes feels like two steps forward and one step back, the overall RVUs/Visit for PCC client have increased from 1.77 in 2003 to 2.95 in 2012 – although better coding …

96110 Billing Problems

Many of you are familiar with the 96110 RVU snafu at the beginning of 2012.  CMS removed all the RVUs for the 96110 and then, with the help of the AAP making noise, replaced the values. Apparently, a number of  payers took this as an opportunity to stop paying on the 96110 altogether. Sigh. We did a …

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 …