Purpose/mission

When Medicare transitioned to a physician payment system based on the resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS)  in 1992, the AMA anticipated the effects of this change and formulated a multispecialty committee. This committee, known as the AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC), provides medicine a voice in shaping Medicare relative values.

The RUC is a unique multispecialty committee dedicated to describing the resources required to provide physician services which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) considers in developing Relative Value Units (RVUs). 

Although the RUC provides recommendations, CMS makes all final decisions about what Medicare payments will be.

RBRVS overview

Composition of the RVS Update Committee (RUC)

News and events

CPT/RUC Calendar
View the calendar for the CPT Editorial Panel process and the AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update process. Requests to attend the RUC meeting must be made at least 2 weeks prior to each meeting to ensure space availability.

RUC recommendations, minutes and voting

RUC recommendations, RUC minutes and the RUC vote for each individual CPT® code will be published after the annual release of the Medicare Physician Payment Schedule Proposed Rule.

CPT® Editorial Panel & RUC Meetings & Calendar

RUC recommendations, minutes and voting

Additional RUC information

An introduction to the RUC

RVS update process booklet

RVS process improvements

Progress of the relativity assessment workgroup

The RUC and primary care

Contact information

Physician payment policy and systems

Additional Medicare payment information

Medicare physician payment schedule 

Overview of the Resource-based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS)

The Physicians' Guide

Quality Payment Program (QPP) specifics

RBRVS DataManager

Purpose/mission

When Medicare transitioned to a physician payment system based on the resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS)  in 1992, the AMA anticipated the effects of this change and formulated a multispecialty committee. This committee, known as the AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC), provides medicine a voice in shaping Medicare relative values.

The RUC is a unique multispecialty committee dedicated to describing the resources required to provide physician services which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) considers in developing Relative Value Units (RVUs). 

Although the RUC provides recommendations, CMS makes all final decisions about what Medicare payments will be.

RBRVS overview

Composition of the RVS Update Committee (RUC)

News and events

CPT/RUC Calendar
View the calendar for the CPT Editorial Panel process and the AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update process. Requests to attend the RUC meeting must be made at least 2 weeks prior to each meeting to ensure space availability.

RUC recommendations, minutes and voting

RUC recommendations, RUC minutes and the RUC vote for each individual CPT® code will be published after the annual release of the Medicare Physician Payment Schedule Proposed Rule.

CPT® Editorial Panel & RUC Meetings & Calendar

RUC recommendations, minutes and voting

Additional RUC information

An introduction to the RUC

RVS update process booklet

RVS process improvements

Progress of the relativity assessment workgroup

The RUC and primary care

Contact information

Physician payment policy and systems

Additional Medicare payment information

Medicare physician payment schedule 

Overview of the Resource-based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS)

The Physicians' Guide

Quality Payment Program (QPP) specifics

RBRVS DataManager

An introduction to the RUC

RVS update process booklet

RVS process improvements

Progress of the relativity assessment workgroup

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CONTACT

For more information on the RUC or the RBRVS:

Physician Payment Policy and Systems

American Medical Association, 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 39300, Chicago, Illinois 60611

(312) 464-4736

[email protected]

Why Join the AMA?

An AMA membership means you are passionate about meaningful innovation to enable a better health care system for patients and physicians. You deserve a strong AMA.  Give membership a try.

Join