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Arizona Surprise Billing Laws Take Effect January 1, 2019
Beginning January 1, 2019, Arizona will join more than 25 states with laws in effect regulating out-of-network provider claims. Thanks to the intense lobbying efforts of the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA), Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) and other physician groups in 2017, legislative solutions that would have affixed out-of-network payments with in-network or Medicare rates found in other states were prevented.
Arizona’s surprise billing laws impose new requirements for patient disclosure to prevent unexpected out-of-network bills, and, if necessary, a mandated dispute resolution process to compel parties to resolve payment disputes.
If you are a provider of out-of-network services, we urge you to familiarize yourself with the new laws and processes before January 1, 2019 and incorporate its policies into your clinical practice.
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