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AMA blasts new Medicare physician fee schedule, defends RUC
Modern Healthcare

The American Medical Association has issued a strong criticism of the proposed 2014 Medicare physician-fee schedule, and also fired back against attacks on its widely criticized Medicare physician payment advisory panel. In its summary of the proposed fee schedule, the AMA accused the CMS of proposing “an arbitrary new policy” that would lower payment for more than 200 services that Medicare pays more for when the service is provided in a doctor’s office and less when it’s performed in a hospital outpatient department or ambulatory surgery center.