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AAFP criticized for participation on AMA’s RUC
Modern Healthcare

The American Academy of Family Physicians is catching some heat for its participation on the American Medical Association Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee, or RUC. Dr. Paul Fischer, founder of the 27-phyisician, Augusta, Ga.-based Center for Primary Care, said he dropped his AAFP membership over the issue. He said the AAFP is more interested in keeping its seat on the RUC than it is in narrowing the payment gap between primary-care and specialist physicians.

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