Government & Medicine

Academy Leader Meets With CMS Officials

Member Feedback Drives AAFP Advocacy on Narrow Networks

September 30, 2014 10:06 am Washington — In a meeting last week with CMS officials, AAFP Board Chair Jeff Cain, M.D., used feedback from hundreds of Academy members to illustrate how patient care is in danger of being compromised by insurers' narrow provider networks. The Academy urged CMS to require health plans to maintain the same list of physicians for an entire year and to provide physicians with cost and quality information on which network eligibility decisions are based.

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