How to Get the Managed Care Rates You Deserve

negitiation_rNegotiating managed care rates is an exercise in futility for most group practices. The managed care organizations have all of the data and are usually unwilling to provide any useful subscriber enrollment data.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is about to change that for the group practices that want to use real data to negotiate their next contract rates.  The ASA has recently released the results from their annual Commercial Fee Survey.  This survey data gives a group practice the data to negotiate higher rates from commercial payers. 

In these increasingly tight economic times, it is vitally important that anesthesia group practices press hard for increases in their commercial and managed care rates to offset the continued reductions in Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare program rates.

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