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AAPM&R is Pursuing a Seat on the AMA RUC

Jan 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.