Physician's Right Relative to Imposed Administrative Costs

The Academy believes that physicians should be able to charge and receive payment for administrative requirements imposed by any public or private health plan, or by any regulatory authority, employer, or other entity, unless such charges are prohibited by contract or regulation. This would include, but not be limited to, the costs associated with changes of individual prescriptions made solely for formulary compliance or completion of Family Medical Leave Act and other forms not directly related to patient care. The physician's office should be transparent with both patients and entities imposing administrative requirements regarding the office's charges associated with completing such requirements. (2003) (2010 COD)