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RBRVS Costs a Sore Spot with Employers and Carriers

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 2

By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefEmployers and carriers are asking the California Division of Workers’ Compensation to revise its plans to implement a Resource Based Relative Value Scale to ensure aggregate payments remain at or less than 120% of what is paid by Medicare, and to avoid any cost increases that were not anticipated when they agreed to the new fee schedule mandated by Senate Bill 863.The division’s proposed rules would involve a four-year transition to an RBRVS fee schedule with a single conversion factor for all services except anesthesiology.A Rand Corp. analysis s...

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