AMA Launches New National Managed Care Contract Resource and Database

The American Medical Association unveiled its new National Managed Care Contract and database, which is designed to help physicians analyze and negotiate contracts with insurers and help provide relief from unfair corporate business practices, according to an AMA news release.

The NMCC is the first comprehensive managed care contracting resource geared specifically to the needs of physicians, and it attempts to create model contract language that complies with the managed care laws of all 50 states and the District of Columbia and to comprehensively cover the broad range of physician concerns with managed care contracts, according to the release.

The NMCC's searchable database provides physicians with easy access to updated statutes and regulations in all 50 states and the District of Columbus, including 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.

The NMCC and its database are invaluable tools that can be used by physicians and their advocates to do the following:

  • provide alternative language to support contract negotiations with managed care organizations;
  • ensure managed care contracts and managed care organizations comply with applicable state legal requirements;
  • clarify key contract issues and manage ongoing relationships with managed care organizations;
  • assist with legislative, regulatory and legal efforts to reform unfair managed care business practices; and
  • monitor emerging state and federal legislative and regulatory trends.

AMA members can access the NMCC and database by clicking here.

Read the AMA's release on the new NMCC and database.

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