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AAFP Calls For Revisions to RVU Formula
Health Leaders Media

Should payers add a “C” – to reflect ‘cognitive value’ – to the physician relative value unit (RVU) formula and thereby increase primary care physician pay? Would that help improve the supply of family physicians, pediatricians and internists?

The American Academy of Family Physicians thinks so, and has created a special task force to increase efforts to add cognitive value to the relative value unit physician fee formula, which now consists only of work, practice expenses and malpractice costs.