# What is the highest RVU?

## What is the highest RVU?

Among physicians in the United States the work relative value units (RVUs) were highest among anesthesiologists, followed by ophthalmologists. Among anesthesiologists, the work relative value units were 10,891 as of 2016. The specialty with the least work RVUs at that time was psychiatry with 4,079 RVUs.

### How is a doctor RVU calculated?

To calculate his or her total RVU for code 99214, add the following geographically-adjusted component RVUs together: (Work RVU [1.50] x 1.057) + (Practice expense RVU [1.43] x 1.165) + (Malpractice RVU [0.10] x 1.518). Unfortunately, it’s a tedious process to calculate RVUs for every code that a physician bills.

#### How is RVU compensation calculated?

To determine Relative Value Units (RVUs) required per year, start by dividing the desired annual compensation (in dollars) by the compensation per work RUV. 2. Next you will need to determine the estimated number of work days you have per year.

Where do I find RVU for physician fee schedule?

The RVU calculation results are based on the values supplied by CMS in the 2021 National Physician Fee Schedule Relative Value File. Work RVUs are the most frequently utilized component of the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS).

What’s the difference between practice expense RVU and work RVU?

Different from practice expense RVUs and malpractice RVUs, work RVUs—based on wage data for seven specialty occupation categories—provide a measure of the physician work involved with performing a service or procedure represented by a CPT ® or HCPCS Level II code.

## What do you need to know about work RVUs?

Work RVUs assess physician labor on several levels—accounting for technical skill, physical effort, mental effort, judgment, and stress related to patient outcome. But perhaps the most crucial component factored into work RVUs is the time required to perform a service.

### How to find RVU value for a code?

By entering the appropriate code and number of units associated with it, you will receive the total work RVUs and individual work RVU value for that code. The RVU calculation results are based on the values supplied by CMS in the 2021 National Physician Fee Schedule Relative Value File.