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Survey Confirms Physicians Have the Blues Over the Blues

CMA has received complaints from physicians regarding Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s refusal to honor assignment of benefits, highlighting the burden and cost it places on the physician practice to act as debt collectors rather than physicians, and in many cases, this policy has jeopardized the physician-patient relationship. CMA conducted a survey completed by over 1,100 physician practices to obtain additional information about what criteria they consider when deciding whether to contract with a payor.