Since its inception, the PAI has worked to facilitate accurate, fair payment for physicians. Consistent with the terms of the now-expired MDL Settlements, PAI is undertaking a range of activities to (1) shine a light on and combat practices by payers that result in underpayment for physicians and (2) address unfair contracting practices resulting from uneven bargaining power between payers and physicians. PAI’s efforts in these critical areas will include:
Recently, the PAI surveyed state medical associations and found that various unfair payer practices continue to plague physicians and consume medical associations’ advocacy attention, including but not limited to:
PAI will work to collect and disseminate information regarding these practices that undermine fair and accurate payment and will develop and share tools and resources to help physicians contest these practices.