The AMA, CMS, and Physician Payment Levels


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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.