Brief Survey on Out of Network/ Federal Surprise Billing Legislation
We ask that you or your billing staff complete and return the brief survey with a link below. With the recent action by Anthem in California in dramatically reducing pathology rates the pathology community needs to be heard.
The California Medical Association (CMA), the American Medical Association (AMA), and our partner specialty societies are in the midst of a legislative struggle as Congress is moving swiftly to pass legislation that would ban balance billing for federally-regulated self-insured ERISA plans. This would impact more than 40% of California's insurance market. Congress is currently modeling this federal legislation on California's surprise billing law, AB 72.
California payors are asserting that, based on their recent survey, physician networks are larger than ever since the passage of AB 72.
CMA needs feedback from physicians to demonstrate to Congress the impact that California's laws are having on practice viability, patient access to in-network physician care, as well as emergency and on-call medical services. We need to hear your story.
The results of this
survey will be crucial in helping CMA and our partners effectively advocate for a fair and balanced process for physicians to resolve contracting and payment disputes with payors.
But, we need your help in distributing the survey request to physicians!
The survey is brief - should take 5-7 minutes max -
and it's critical we receive responses no later than Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
Here is a link to the article we published on our website: