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American Medical Association Policy on Physician Review of Billings and Remittances Made on Their Behalf

Whereas, The Health Care Finance Administration recently issued an opinion that independent contractor physicians are entitled to review what is billed and paid on their behalf; and

Whereas, Individual physicians regardless of their work situations are accountable for accurate billings and individually liable for billing fraud; and

Whereas, Corporations and other entities that provide physician services often do not allow physicians access to the books of account; and

Whereas, Physicians who are denied knowledge of what is paid on their behalf may be unwittingly exploited; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That our American Medical Association adopt the policy that all physicians are entitled to review what is billed and paid for medical services on their behalf, and our AMA provide assistance to physicians who are denied such information.