Implementing a Resource-Based Relative Value Scale Fee Schedule for Physician Services
An Assessment of Policy Options for the California Workers’ Compensation Program
Wynn, Barbara O.
Mulcahy, Andrew W.
Okeke, Edward N.
RAND researchers used 2011 medical data to examine the impact of implementing a resource-based relative value scale to pay for physician services under the California workers’ compensation system. Current allowances under the Official Medical Fee Schedule are approximately 116 percent of Medicare-allowed amounts and, by law, will transition to no more than 120 percent of Medicare payment amounts over four years. This report details the researchers’ findings.
KeywordsHealth Sciences; Law; History
Publication date and place2014
History of the Americas
Employment & labour law