The California Medical Association’s (CMA) Center for Economic Services (CES) has now recouped $10 million from payors on behalf of CMA member physicians. These monies, recovered over the last five years, represent actual physician reimbursements that would have likely gone unpaid without the intervention of the CES team.
Founded in 1999, CES provides CMA members with one-on-one assistance for billing, contracting and payment problems that may arise. With more than 125 years of combined medical practice operations experience, CES staff helps members with issues ranging from underpayment or denials by payors to assisting with contract analysis during negotiations.
Assistance from CES can range from education on how to increase a practice’s efficiency to direct intervention with payors or regulators. This support is reserved exclusively for CMA members.
CES also provides physicians and their staff with access to CMA Practice Resources, a monthly bulletin offering tips for improving practice efficiency and viability. To sign up for a free subscription, visit the CMA website at www.cmanet.org/newsletters.
For practice management tools, newsletters and other online assistance, visit www.cmanet.org/ces.