Released on Jan 29, 2021

GI Physician Appointed to AMA RUC Panel

ACG, AGA, and ASGE is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel DeMarco, MD, FASGE, FACP, AGAF, FACG to the American Medical Association (AMA) RVS Update Committee (RUC) rotating seat for internal medicine subspecialty.

Dr. DeMarco has been actively engaged in coding, reimbursement and practice management related activities on behalf of Gastroenterology for almost 20 years. Since 2009, Dr. DeMarco has been an active advisor and alternate advisor for ACG and ASGE to the AMA CPT Editorial Panel. He has also been an active member of the Tri-Society CPT/RUC Team that provides guidance to help advance priorities related to GI coding, reimbursement and coverage.

Representing the entire medical profession, the RUC provides medicine a voice in shaping Medicare relative values by describing the resources required to provide physician services which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) considers in developing Relative Value Units (RVUs).

Dr. DeMarco’s term will start at the April RUC meeting. His term is for two years with the option to serve an additional two years.

All three GI societies jointly nominated Dr. DeMarco for this position in November.

About Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures allow the gastroenterologist to visually inspect the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach and duodenum) and the lower bowel (colon and rectum) through an endoscope, a thin, flexible device with a lighted end and a powerful lens system. Endoscopy has been a major advance in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. For example, the use of endoscopes allows the detection of ulcers, cancers, polyps and sites of internal bleeding. Through endoscopy, tissue samples (biopsies) may be obtained, areas of blockage can be opened and active bleeding can be stopped. Polyps in the colon can be removed, which has been shown to prevent colon cancer.

About the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Since its founding in 1941, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has been dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. ASGE, with more than 15,000 members worldwide, promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice, fosters endoscopic research, recognizes distinguished contributions to endoscopy, and is the foremost resource for endoscopic education. Visit and for more information and to find a qualified doctor in your area.


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