Nurse practitioner services: Content and relative work value

Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, Mary Beth Happ, Katherine J. Bradley, Greg Maislin

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The resource-based relative value scale is used to quantify work for reimbursement of services in the Medicare Fee Schedule. This pilot study explored use of the resource-based relative value scale for services provided by nurse practitioners. Estimation of relative work values for office visits by nurse practitioners was consistent with the Medicare Fee Schedule. Content analysis revealed that nurse practitioners provide additional services including comprehensive patient evaluation and education and attendance to social factors. Future research is needed to examine systems that identify and reimburse nurse practitioners for their services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-275
Number of pages7
JournalNursing outlook
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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