On Tuesday, two news articles provided an inside look at a critical, but little-known, part of the process by which Medicare (CMS) determines physician payment levels for new procedures. A small American Medical Association (AMA) committee wields an unusually large influence.
If you are concerned with physician payment levels for your new procedure, check out the articles here:
The Center for Public Integrity reports on the AMA RUC committee.
WSJ reports on the AMA RUC committee.
- Physician Panel Tilts Medicare Fees (online.wsj.com)