- Annual Meeting
|What is the RUC?|
The Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) is an extension of the American Medical Association (AMA) and national medical specialty societies and serves as an expert panel in developing recommendations for relative value units (RVUs) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The RUC is composed of 31 members, 21 of whom are appointed by major medical societies to represent the views and concerns of both patients and providers within that specialty.
The RUC offers an opportunity for medical specialty societies to provide input into the process when the RUC reviews new, revised, or potentially misvalued codes. If you receive a RUC survey it is imperative that you (the physician) take the time to submit an accurate and complete survey. The number of completed surveys is taken into consideration in determining the strength of the assessment and recommendations of the RUC.