BOX 3.4Factors Used to Calculate Reimbursement for Physician Services in the Resource Based Relative Value Scale

  • Physician work (does not include support staff)—55 percent





    Technical skill and physical effort


    Mental effort and judgement


    Stress associated with patient risk

  • Practice expense—42 percent
  • Professional liability insurance—3 percent

From: 3, Simultaneous Group Discussions with Invited Speakers

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