AMA Backs Ga. 'Prompt Pay' Law On Self-Insured Plans

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT) -- The American Medical Association on Friday asked a federal court to let it step in to defend Georgia's “prompt pay” law, which requires administrators of self-insured health plans to meet deadlines for paying or denying claims, against a challenge from the health insurance industry.

The AMA and the Medical Association of Georgia say their members, especially physicians with small practices, will struggle to keep their doors open if the prompt pay law is blocked. The groups moved to intervene in a case filed in August by...
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