AAPM&R is Pursuing a Seat on the AMA RUC

Members & Publications


January 17, 2019

As of 2018, we have finally surpassed requirements needed to pursue a seat on the American Medical Association (AMA) RVS Update Committee (RUC)—we’re going for it!

The RUC is one of the key processes by which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) determines how to value services. Its recommendations to CMS can be accepted, rejected or modified. These decisions have a ripple effect throughout the private insurance market, and can affect compensation.

Holding a RUC Seat will promote the visibility of PM&R in the House of Medicine and also gives our specialty a voice in deliberations about the valuation of codes presented to the RUC.

Your Academy will keep members updated on the results of this effort!

  • To learn more about the RUC process, click here.
  • To learn more about the Academy's efforts within the House of Delegates, click here.

Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.