Our AMA (1) will develop, with the assistance of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, the Group Health Association of America, the Health Insurance Association of America, and other relevant health care organizations, guidelines for a standardized system of verifying eligibility for health benefits; (2) will assume a leadership role with these organizations in the development of guidelines for a standardized system of verifying eligibility for health benefits; and (3) following the development of such guidelines, will work with major insurers and managed care plans to promote the development of a standardized, national health benefits verification system based on the guidelines, which would include an obligation on the part of the insurer or managed care plan to pay physicians for any services rendered to patients whose eligibility for benefits have been verified erroneously.
Sub. Res. 721, A-92 Reaffirmed: Sub. Res. 828, A-99 Reaffirmation A-00 Reaffirmed: CMS Rep. 6, A-10 Reaffirmed: Sub. Res. 813, I-13