New AMA Tool Helps Docs on Managed Care | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

New AMA Tool Helps Docs on Managed Care

March 18, 2010
by root
| Reprints

Physicians seeking an alternative to the contracts offered by some managed care organizations can now rely on a new online resource from the Chicago-based American Medical Association (AMA).

The AMA says its new National Managed Care Contract (NMCC) and database can help physicians analyze and negotiate contracts with insurers and help provide relief from unfair corporate business practices.

According to the organization, the NMCC is the first comprehensive managed care contracting resource geared specifically to physicians. The AMA created the NMCC in an attempt to formulate model contract language that complies with the managed care laws of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and to cover the broad range of physician concerns with managed care contracts. It also provides physicians with a frame of reference to compare and evaluate any prospective managed care contract, the organization adds.

The searchable database associated with the NMCC provides physicians with access to updated statutes and regulations in all states. It covers the managed care contracting process, the managed care contract itself and the business relationship between physicians and managed care organizations after an agreement has been signed, it says.

AMA members can access the NMCC and database at www.ama-assn.org/go/nationalcontract.

Topics

News

NewYork-Presbyterian, Walgreens Partner on Telemedicine Initiative

NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to bring expanded access to NewYork-Presbyterian’s healthcare through new telemedicine services, the two organizations announced this week.

ONC Releases Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) developed a framework to help health systems, large practices, health information exchanges and payers to improve their patient demographic data quality.

AMIA, Pew Urge Congress to Ensure ONC has Funding to Implement Cures Provisions

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) have sent a letter to congressional appropriators urging them to ensure that ONC has adequate funding to implement certain 21st Century Cures Act provisions.

Former Michigan Governor to Serve as Chair of DRIVE Health

Former Michigan Governor John Engler will serve as chair of the DRIVE Health Initiative, a campaign aimed at accelerating the U.S. health system's transition to value-based care.

NJ Medical Group Launches Statewide HIE, OneHealth New Jersey

The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) recently launched OneHealth New Jersey, a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that is now live.

Survey: 70% of Providers Using Off-Premises Computing for Some Applications

A survey conducted by KLAS Research found that 70 percent of healthcare organizations have moved at least some applications or IT infrastructure off-premises.