# How do you calculate GPCI?

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## How do you calculate GPCI?

The easiest way to find GPCIs for your location is by using the Physician Fee Schedule Look-Up Tool, found on the CMS website. The tool allows you to search by code, locality, and type of information (e.g., RVUs, pricing information, GPCIs).

What does PW GPCI mean?

Geographic Practice Cost Indexes They are divided into three types: physician work (PW), practice expense (PE), and malpractice premium (MP) RVUs. Each type of RVU in an HCPCS code is adjusted by a corresponding GPCI and each HCPCS code is made up of a varying amount of the three types of RVUs.

What is a work RVU with Medicare?

Medicare pays physicians for services based on submission of a claim using one or more specific CPT® codes. Each CPT® code has a Relative Value Unit (RVU) assigned to it which, when multiplied by the conversion factor (CF) and a geographical adjustment (GPCI), creates the compensation level for a particular service.

### How Much Does Medicare pay per RVU?

On the downside, CMS set the 2022 conversion factor (i.e., the amount it pays per RVU) at \$33.59, which is \$1.30 less than the 2021 conversion factor.

How does the Medicare fee schedule work?

A fee schedule is a complete listing of fees used by Medicare to pay doctors or other providers/suppliers. This comprehensive listing of fee maximums is used to reimburse a physician and/or other providers on a fee-for-service basis.

What is work Gpci?

A geographic practice cost index (GPCI) has been established for every Medicare payment locality for each of the three components of a procedure’s relative value unit (i.e., the RVUs for work, practice expense, and malpractice).

## How many work RVUs is a 99214?

1.5 1.92
How the E/M code RVU increases could affect family physicians’ pay

Code 2020 work RVUs 2021 work RVUs
99212 0.48 0.7
99213 0.97 1.3
99214 1.5 1.92
99215 2.1 2.8

How does physician reimbursement work?

Sources of Reimbursement After you receive a medical service, your provider sends a bill to whoever is responsible for covering your medical costs. The amount that is billed is based on the service and the agreed-upon amount that Medicare or your health insurer has contracted to pay for that particular service.

How do I increase my RVUs?

“Seeing higher acuity patients can generate more RVUs but seeing more lower acuity patients is the most efficient way to generate RVUs.” Serious procedures require a higher level of time, skill, and intensity compared to a typical well-patient visit, which means they would yield a higher RVU.

### What does Gpci mean in healthcare?

What does GPCI mean?

A geographic practice cost index (GPCI) has been established for every Medicare payment locality for each of the three components of a procedure’s relative value unit (i.e., the RVUs for work, practice expense, and malpractice).

How is the GPCI calculated for Medicare?

CMS calculates the three GPCIs for 89 payment areas known as Medicare localities. Each physician payment locality is assigned an index value, which equals input cost estimates within each payment area over the average input cost at the national level.

## How do GPCIs affect physician payments?

2.1 How GPCIs Affect Physician Payments Under the PFS, Medicare pays for physician services based on a list of services and their payment rates. Under the PFS, every physician service corresponds to a specific procedure code within the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).

How many GPCI payment areas are there?

B.1 Payment Areas Definitions Although there are a number of alternative ways in which the current locality structure of 89 GPCI payment areas could be refined into a geographic partition that better reflects economically integrated geographic areas, this report considers the following four candidate payment area definitions: 85 85