The Office of Healthcare Systems & Financing coordinates the activities of APA's respresentatives to the AMA CPT Editorial Panel, where CPT codes are developed, and to the AMA Ruc (AMA RVS Specialty Society Update Committee), which determines the payments levels for the procedures defined by CPT codes.
The recommendations that move forward from the AMA RUC are reviewed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with CMS making the final determination on the fees, which are published as the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
Many private payers use the Medicare fee schedule as the basis for determining their fees for providers. This underscores the important of the APA's participation in the process.
APA's Representatives to the American Medical Association (AMA) Reimbursement Related Groups
AMA CPT Advisory Committee: David Nace, M.D.
AMA RVS Update Committee (RUC)
Ronald Burd, M.D., APA RUC Representative
Allan Anderson, M.D., APA RUC Alternate Representative
Jeremy Musher, M.D., APA RUC Advisor
Chester Schmidt, M.D., APA RUC Alternative Advisor
APA Staff to CPT and RUC: Becky Yowell.
Questions on these issues should be directed to email@example.com to the attention of Becky Yowell.
2012 Medicare Fee Schedule