Ama Policy

ERISA Plans and the United States Department of Labor D-385.973

Prompt Payment Deadlines

1. Our AMA will seek federal legislation that would modify Employee Retirement Income Security Act law to incorporate a clause that addresses timely payment of medical claims of health care practitioners who provide treatment in good faith to the members of self-funded group employer-sponsored health plans.

2. When the federal law is amended, our AMA will work with the United States Department of Labor to devise and implement a formalized appeal process at the United States Department of Labor.


Policy Timeline

Res. 213, A-07 Reaffirmation A-10 Reaffirmed: CMS Rep. 6, A-12 Reaffirmation A-14 Reaffirmed in lieu of: Res. 235, A-17