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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Fixing Medical Prices - The history of RBRVS and the RUC

For those who are interested in the mess that is health care financing, this is a must read. It contains the story of how the RBRVS was adopted and how the whole process was co-opted by the AMA and the RUC. While the influence of the House of Medicine may be perceived to be waning in some domains, a small group of people through the RUC has shaped (warped) and continues to shape (warp) the practice of medicine at the most fundamental level.

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