5 tips to negotiate favorable payer contracts

Negotiating with payers is not easy, but a challenge worth taking on

Commercial payers don’t automatically reward physicians for being loyal members of their networks. Physicians need to ask for higher payment rates, said Marcia Brauchler, MPH, CPC, president and founder of Physicians’ Ally Inc., a healthcare consulting company in Littleton, Colo.

Brauchler provided these five tips to help practices negotiate more favorable commercial payer contracts: