Oct 28. HSPM J712. RBRVS. Leftover issue from last time. Resource-Based Relative Value System for physician payment. In the late 1980s, Medicare led a direct attack on how physicians set their prices. Medicare implemented the Resource-Based Relative Value System for paying doctors.
Legal relationship between HMO and docs may be:
Will HMO pay for visits to docs not in plan? (Doctors who are in the HMO constitute the "panel.")
Doctors have incentive to give more care.
Is prevention encouraged?
Which is worse for patient trust in the doctor?