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Using This Site

This Home Page is constantly updated with information relevant to the RUC and our effort to see it neutralized. As new information comes out, we’ll try to be diligent in publishing it here, so you can keep up.

For a quick background on the RUC and its role in the primary care, health system and American economic crisis, see the Core Background section. The articles there are each quick reads, and you’ll come up to speed pretty quickly.

If you have something to say, please feel free to contact us directly at pmfischer@hotmail.com or bklepper@gmail.com.

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Hitting A Nerve

Earlier this week, a comment arrived on a new site I developed to promote ending CMS’ cozy relationship with the RVS Update Committee (RUC). The RUC is the AMA’s specialist-dominated panel that has distorted the value of health care services, been most responsible for strangling primary care and driven the health care cost explosion.

It was from a  physician responding to the article “Replace the RUC,” which tried to place the rationale and approach for this effort within a larger context. It urged primary care physicians to read up on the RUC’s background, and then demand that their societies publicly abandon it. He said:

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

This is exactly what many of us felt the AAFP should have done 15 years ago. The willingness of the primary care societies to continue to participate in the AMA’s intentional destruction of primary care must be some strange variant of the Stockholm syndrome!

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