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RVU Primer for Midwives: The 2023 Update

This update will include an overview of the new 2023 CMS guidelines for wRVU calculation. Many midwives are employed with contract that includes a bonus structure beyond base salary, Some contracts require midwives to ‘pay back’ a portion of their salary if they do not meet RVU benchmark metrics assigned to them. Do RVUs bring value to the midwife? Yes and No! From a bonus model it can be of value if the structure for payment distribution recognizes all contributing providers. However, RVUs can bring many challenges, hardships and lead to divisive practice politics.

There remains scant publication related to midwifery and RVU assignment. This updated webinar provides information that will aid understanding, including current examples of redacted contracts discussing pros and cons of each. The free webinar will leave the listener with a better understanding of how RVUs influence compensation for all health providers, as well as alternative payment models to negotiate for midwives.