RESOLUTION 63-04, 2006: Direct Insurance Payment to Policyholder
Submitted by Mark Schiller, M.D.
WHEREAS: physicians and their staff divert a great of time and expense to processing insurance claims rather than to the practice of medicine;
WHEREAS: physicians are entitled to fair compensation for their professional services at the time of service, or on any other terms they mutually negotiate with a patient, independent of that patientís relationship with his insurance company or plan;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT: AAPS urges insurance companies to facilitate the direct submission of medical claims by the policyholder;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT: AAPS encourages insured patients to file insurance claims directly with their insurance company, and to negotiate terms of payment with their physician(s) at time of service.