Table 1A.

Magnitude of Assumed Impacts of New Model of Family Medicine

Practice Outcome
New Model FeatureUp-Front Training CostsNumber of ServicesRVUs per ServicePhysician Time per Service
RVU = relative value unit; MD/DO = medical doctor or osteopathic physician; CPT = Current Procedural Terminology; RN = registered nurse.
* Substitutes for CPT 99212.
Open-access schedulingNone−6.5%10%None
Online appointment1 d × 2 administrative staffNoneNoneNone
Electronic health records3 d × number of usersNone1%−5%
Group visit2 d for 1 MD/DO + 2 d per clinical staff personNoneNone−50%
E-visitsNoneNone*NoneHalf of CPT 99212
Chronic disease managementNoneNoneNoneNone
Web-based informationPart of office expensesNoneNoneNone
Team approach (leveraging staff)$2,000 + 5 d for 1 MD/DO + 5 d per clinical staff personNoneNone−5%
Clinical practice guideline software$2,000 + 3 d for 1 MD/DO +3 d per clinical staff personNoneNone−3%
Outcomes analysis5 d for 1 MD/DO and clinical staff personNoneNone5 d/y