The bill would create an expert advisory panel to oversee the evaluation of physician services.
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) participates in the American Medical Association (AMA)/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), which acts as an expert panel and makes recommendations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the relative values of CPT codes that determine Medicare payment.
The AAFP reassesses its involvement in the RUC on an ongoing basis and continues to advocate strongly for necessary changes. In addition, the AAFP is aggressively exploring other ways to provide CMS with data that supports higher value for primary care services.
AAFP Letter to Sen. Sanders on Expanding Primary Care Access & Workforce Act - April 8, 2014(1 page PDF)
AAFP Letter to te House of Representatives Supporting the Medicare Physician Payment Act - July 10, 2013(1 page PDF)
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Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) Reform