CMA is sponsoring AB 1742 (Pan), that would shore up a loophole in the law and require Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO products to honor assignment of benefits and pay physicians directly. Currently, all other PPOs are required to honor assignment of benefits, and we are seeking parity in that law.
CMA is in the midst of a legislative struggle with representatives of Blue Cross and Blue Shield about what criteria physicians consider before signing a contract to be in a payor’s network. The plan representatives are successfully asserting a false claim about what drives physicians to contract. We need physicians’ help to refute this.
Please share your experience by responding to our brief survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2N3RCLH. The results of this survey will be crucial in helping us pass legislation to protect physician and patient interests.
It is critical that we receive your response no later than Friday, April 6, in order to analyze and review the data prior to the Assembly Health Committee hearing.
Questions? Contact CMA’s reimbursement help line at (888) 401-5911 or email@example.com.