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Hospital Medicine Staffing - The Magic Number

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Not every encounter is created equal which can make staffing for hospital medicine quite a mystery. While many factors should be considered when determining the staffing model for your hospital medicine group, this simple tool can help estimate staffing needs by making appropriate adjustments to align encounters to the "floor patient equivalent" (FPE).

INSTRUCTIONS: Enter the total number of encounters you may expect your hospitalists to complete for each procedure code in any given day.

DISCLAIMER: The following offers a simplified method for calculating estimated impact of various changes in data. EmCare does not make any guarantees relative to the potential results, sample numbers or calculations. You should consult a professional before relying on any data derived from this calculator.
 

Service CPT© Code Total RVUs Number of Encounters Hidden Row Total Running Total
History and Physical 99221 2.87
99222 3.88
99223 5.71
Rounding Notes 99231 1.10
99232 2.03
99233 2.92
Hospital Discharge Encounters Discharge 99238 2.03
99239 3.01
Observation History and Physical 99218 2.79
99219 3.81
99220 5.21
Observation Rounding 99224 1.12
99225 2.03
99226 2.94
Observation Discharge 99217 2.04
Observation Same Day History, Physical and Discharge 99234 3.80
99235 4.75
99236 6.13
Consultations 99251 1.39
99252 2.13
99253 3.25
99254 4.69
99255 5.67
Critical Care 99291 6.26
99292 3.16
46.32.499 Staffing with Physicians
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Please note: RVUs may vary due to a number of factors including down-coding and collections. This tool may not correlate perfectly with your RVUs

CPT codes are copyright 2014 American Medical Association