Bridging the divide

Robeznieks, Andis
October 2011
Modern Healthcare;10/17/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 42, p12
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The article reports that the American Medical Association Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee, also known as RUC, recommended that physicians pay to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medical Services (CMS) for services such as telephone time, anticoagulant management to prevent strokes and group patient education sessions. The move of the RUC was made in order to redress the impression that the panel favors specialists. Doctor Glen Stream commented on the recommendations.


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