Dermatology Times - Dr. Mark Kaufmann: "RUC Flawed But Functional"
No cryptic cartel, the American Medical Association (AMA)/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) is an indispensable piece of the healthcare payment puzzle that beats less logical options that have been proposed.
There's been a lot of criticism of the RUC, ranging from its influence on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to its apparent secrecy," says Mark Kaufmann, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) adviser for the RUC. "(But) the RUC is continually evolving and is always attempting to improve itself." Learn more