RVS Update Committee (RUC)

Composition of the RVS Update Committee (RUC)


The RUC represents the entire medical profession, with 22 of its 32 members appointed by major national medical specialty societies. The members include those recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, those with a large percentage of physicians in patient care and those that account for high percentages of Medicare expenditures. 

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The RUC also includes four seats that rotate on a two-year basis, with two reserved for an internal medicine subspecialty, one for a primary care representative and one for any other specialty. Furthermore, there are seats for the RUC chair, the co-chair of the RUC Healthcare Professionals Advisory Committee Review Board, and representatives from the AMA, American Osteopathic Association, the Chair of the Practice Expense Review Committee and CPT® Editorial Panel.

The AMA Board of Trustees selects the RUC chair and the AMA representative to the RUC. Specialty societies nominate RUC individual members, who the AMA must also approve.


American Medical Association Representative

CPT Editorial Panel Representative

American Osteopathic Association Representative

Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee Representative

Practice Expense Review Committee Representative

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Hospital Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary Medicine*
  • Radiology
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery*

* Indicates rotating seat


Current RUC Members

RUC Chairperson: Ezequiel Silva III, MD

Amr Abouleish, MD, MBA

Jennifer Aloff, MD

Margie Andreae, MD

Amy Aronsky, DO

Gregory Barkley, MD

James Blankenship, MD

Dale Blasier, MD

Joseph Cleveland, MD

Scott Collins, MD

Audrey Chun, MD

Gregory DeMeo, MD

Jeffrey P. Edelstein, MD

Matthew Grierson, MD

David Han, MD

Gregory Harris, MD

Peter Hollmann, MD

Omar Hussain, MD

M. Douglas Leahy, MD

Scott Manaker, MD

Bradley Marple, MD

Swati Mehrotra, MD

Gregory Nicola, MD

John H. Proctor, MD

Richard Rausch, DPT, MBA

Kyle Richards, MD

Christopher Senkowski, MD, FACS

Lawrence Simon, MD

G. Edward Vates, MD

James C. Waldorf, MD

Thomas Weida, MD

Robert Zipper, MD