Work RVUs (wRVUs) are commonly used to measure physician productivity. Under many physician compensation plans, physicians are paid a specific dollar amount for each wRVU generated. Since a significant amount of money may be tied to wRVUs – it is important that employers calculate them correctly and have confidence that wRVU totals accurately reflect the amount of work done by their physicians.
We recommend periodically testing wRVU inputs and related data to help make sure physicians are paid appropriately. See the graphic for a summary of tests/analyses that can be done to assess whether the wRVU calculations being used to compensate physicians at your organization are appropriate.