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.

LINK 1: Resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS)

LINK 2: Multispeciality committee

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.

LINK 3: View the calendar

LINK 4: RUC recommendations, minutes and voting

Additional RUC information

PDF 1: An Introduction to the RUC

PDF 2: The RVS update process booklet

LINK 5: Composition of the RUC

PDF 4: Improvements to the RUC

PDF 5: Progress of the relativity assessment workgroup

PDF 6: The RUC and primary care

Contact information

PDF 7: American Specialty Society RVS Update booklet

CONTACT: Physician payment policy and systems

Additional Medicare payment information

LINK 6: The Medicare physician payment schedule 

LINK 7: Overview of the Resource-based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS)

LINK 8: The Physicians' Guide: Take a closer look at the most essential publication regarding Medicare physician payment

LINK 9: As the leading force in Washington for Medicare reform, AMA will be relentless to replace the Medicare physician payment formula

LINK 10: RBRVS data manager

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.

LINK 1: Resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS)

LINK 2: Multispeciality committee

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.

LINK 3: View the calendar

LINK 4: RUC recommendations, minutes and voting

Additional RUC information

PDF 1: An Introduction to the RUC

PDF 2: The RVS update process booklet

LINK 5: Composition of the RUC

PDF 4: Improvements to the RUC

PDF 5: Progress of the relativity assessment workgroup

PDF 6: The RUC and primary care

Contact information

PDF 7: American Specialty Society RVS Update booklet

CONTACT: Physician payment policy and systems

Additional Medicare payment information

LINK 6: The Medicare physician payment schedule 

LINK 7: Overview of the Resource-based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS)

LINK 8: The Physicians' Guide: Take a closer look at the most essential publication regarding Medicare physician payment

LINK 9: As the leading force in Washington for Medicare reform, AMA will be relentless to replace the Medicare physician payment formula

LINK 10: RBRVS data manager

PDF 1: Additional RUC information

PDF 2: Additional RUC information

PDF 3: Additional RUC information

PDF 6: Additional RUC information

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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