Tag Archives: RUC

The RUC’s Empty Gesture

Brian Klepper and Paul M. Fischer Posted 5/11/12 on Medscape Internal Medicine Recently, the leaders of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) lavished praise on the American Medical Association’s Relative Value Scale Update Committee … Continue reading

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Should Family Physicians Leave the RUC?

Brian Klepper Posted 3/30/12 on KevinMD Last June the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) sent a letter to the AMA’s Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) demanding specific changes to the ways that the RUC conducts its business. Primary … Continue reading

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Response To RUC Chair Barbara Levy’s Comment on the Health Affairs Blog

Brian’s Note: Last week David Kibbe and I posted a Health Affairs Blog column, Trusting Government: A Tale of Two Federal Advisory Groups, that compared the openness and transparency of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC) and the AMA’s RVS Update … Continue reading

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Why Only Non-Health Care Business Can Save America From The Health Care Industry

Brian Klepper The attached PP deck is a presentation I’ve given several times that has received an overwhelmingly positive, if frightened, reception. It is, perhaps, the most disturbing public argument of my career (which is going some), because it tries to … Continue reading

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Anti-RUC Suit Challenges Process for Setting Doc Pay Scales

Merrill Goozner Posted 10/25/11 on Gooz News  Whither CMS? That’s the issue raised by Brian Klepper and David Kibbe in their post on the Health Affairs website this morning. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services faces a November deadline for answering a … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Value of Medical Services

Brian Klepper and David C. Kibbe First posted 8/1/11 on The Health Affairs Blog Copyright ©2011 Health Affairs by Project HOPE – The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc. One of American politics’ most disingenuous conceits is that health care must cost what … Continue reading

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Stifling Primary Care: Why Does CMS Still Support the RUC?

Brian Klepper, Paul Fischer and Kathleen Behan First published 5/24/11 on the Health Affairs Blog. Copyright ©2010 Health Affairs by Project HOPE – The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc. Last October, the Wall Street Journal ran a damning expose about the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), a secretive, … Continue reading

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